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Caravan Petrol, 2018

By Masseria del Pino

  • Region: Sicily
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: White
  • Grape Varieties: 55% Carricante, 20% Minella, 20% Catarratto + others
  • Soil type: Volcanic
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • No added sulphites.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Total Sulphites: 0 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Alcohol:12% Bottle size:75cl Average age of vines: 140 years

About Masseria del Pino

Sicily, Italy

Federica and Cesare left their life in Catania in 2005 (where she worked as an archery teacher and he as an airline pilot) in search of a simple, peaceful, hard-working lifestyle and purchased this tiny, unique 1.7ha clos planted with 120-140yo vines in the Contrada del Pino.

Located on the slopes of Mount Etna at 800m, uphill from Randazzo, this is the highest altitude at which nerello mascalese and cappucio can reliably and consistently ripen. They also have 400 ancient olive trees (from which they produce three exceptional olive oils from the san benedetto, coratina and brandofino cultivars), chestnut and oak trees, a vegetable garden, sheep, dogs, chicken… Among the vines you also find many fruit trees – cherry, pear, plum, fig, peach, apple. This is Etna in all its pastoral serenity with the sight, scents and sounds of the volcano to stimulate the senses.