Contrada Porcaria 2010

The tropical menace: 2010 is just the vintage that would suggest such thing on Mount Etna, more than others ever before it with its plump berries and generous green growth. The mild temperature helped the kind of ripening that gives a soft, non-angular wine with an unctuous fruit at its center. The full-bodied wines of this Cru are again apparent in this softer vintage. This will be the wine with the longest life, together with the Passopisciaro Rosso. We picked this Contrada on October 24th.

Vineyard age: 80 years

Vineyard area: 1.5 hectares

Vineyard density: 8,000 vines per Ha

Vineyard altitude: 650 m a.s.l.

Yield per hectare: 19 Hl/Ha

Fertilization: None

Spraying: Clay, propolis, sulphur, grapefruit seed extract

Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats for 12-15 days

Aging: Malolactic fermentation followed by 18 months aging in large, neutral oak barrels

Production: 2,300 bottles

REVIEWS

“Constantly changing in the glass, the 2010 Contrada Porcaria P (from the Feudo di Mezzo vineyard) is the most complete of these 2010s. Layers of dark fruit continue to sweep across the palate as this generous, deeply satisfying Etna red opens up in the glass. The Porcaria P is arguably the richest of these 2010s, but at the same time, underlying veins of minerality keep the wine vibrant and beautifully delineated. There is a level of pure unbridled energy in the 2010 that is hugely appealing. This is a dazzling showing from Andrea Franchetti. (2013-2020)”

— Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, 95+

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