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Tenuta Scilio Di Valle Galfina

Surrounded by turn-of-the century cottages, our vineyard lies on the North Eastern slopes of Mount Etna. This area is called Valle Galfina, and at 2,300 feet above sea level, is the center of the Etna DOC region. This vine growing area goes back to antiquity, and the fine art of viticulture has been handed down from generation to generation. The Valle Galfina valley with its volcanic soil, its particular microclimate and low yields produces very high quality wines. The wines of Tenuta Scilio are made exclusively from the vineyards of the family estate, cultivated organically, cared for laboriously, combining Sicilian traditions of winemaking with the most modern techniques of vinification. 

Uncertified Organic Wine (Producer states they do not use artificial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. While we cannot prove the veracity of this, we also have no reason to believe it is not true.)

Tasting Notes:
This has a complex nose of fruit and perfume, with a taste that is unctuously delicious, suggestive of black cherries, chocolate leather and cedar.

Region: Sicily
Classification: Etna DOC
Area of Production: Valle Galfina, North of Mount Etna
Grapes: 90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio (Mantellato)
Climate: Hilly with noteworthy fluctuations between night and day
Soil: Volcanic soil, rich in minerals
Altitude: 2300 feet above sea level
Average age of vines: 50 years
Production per Acre: 1.56 tons
Vinification technique: Long maceration of the must with temperature-regulated fermentation.
Maturation: 65% in small French oak barrels and 35 %  in American oak, for 12 months
Total Acidity: 5.30 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.00 g/l
PH:  3.86
Alcohol: 14.00%
Total  Cases Produced: 3,330