Etna Rosso ‘Guardiola,’ Terre Nere
At 800-1000m on the north side of Mount Etna, the Guardiola cru is one of the highest vineyards in Europe. The vines are almost all pre-phylloxera with the exception of a few which have been individually replanted. Training is traditional gobelet with tight spacing, steep and terraced, which means the vineyards have to be worked by hand. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak. The wine is bottled after 18 months of oak aging.