Azienda Agricola Sofia Etna Rosso Giacchino
Sourced from three different vineyards near the town of Solicchiata. Two from the Contrada (hamlet) Piano dei Daini and one in the Contrada Pietramarina. All on the north slope of Etna.
The contrada Piano dei Daini has stratified volcanic soil, Pietramarina has clay soil.
Practicing organic. The age of vines in the Contrada PIano dei Daini ranges from 20 to 60. The age of the vines in Pietramarina is 30 years.
Spontaneous fermentation and maceration on the skins for 15 days in tanks without temperature control.
Aged for 14 months in used tonneaux and then in five months in concrete.
Carmelo Sofia runs the winery along with his sister, Valentina. This wine is named after his father, Gioacchino, who helps out - mainly in the vineyard. The vehicle on the label is called Ape Piaggio in Italian or Lapa in Siciliano. Piaggio is the same company that makes the Vespa Scooter.