2007 the Tascante project was born coming from two words: Tasca and Etna. First and foremost it represents the exact synthesis of our idea of a vineyard on the highest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. A force of nature in its primordial state.
Today, with great pride I present to you the newborns: the contrada wines (wines of the district). Research project to study this territory began in 2004 with the first experimental vinifications. The intense body of work then assumed physical form with the purchase of the first vineyards in 2007 in Contrada Sciaranuova and Pianodario, and then in Contrada Rampante, in 2015.
But truly knowing the character of a land, understanding its nuances, identifying its strengths and other more problematic aspects, is never easy or immediate. Sure, you can get an idea right away, but you need time to really understand the details. And details make all the difference. Nerello Mascalese grapes and the volcanic soils of Mt. Etna interact magically, expressing the strength of the territory in a distinctive and unmistakable way.
On Mt. Etna, plants grow to maturity with no serious health problems even in the wettest and rainiest years, but we shouldn’t for a minute believe that good results can be achieved without work: agriculture here is far from simple. Steep slopes, terraces that climb the sides of the volcano and a slow and late ripening period make our work in the vineyard very challenging.