Masseria Del Pino Caravan Petrol
Grapes: Carricante, Minella, Catarratto
Federica and Cesare of Masseria del Pino 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 1.7 hectare clos planted with 120-140 year old vines in the Contrada del Pino. Located on the slopes of Mount Etna at 800m, this is the highest altitude at which Nerello Mascalese and Cappucio can reliably and consistently ripen.
Caravan Petrol is a blend of Carricante, Minella and Catarratto from 140 year old pre-phylloxera vines, made from whole bunches slowly pressed into two 500l barrels for fermentation and ageing. A unique wine that combines power and gras with salty acids, moreish honeydew melon aromas and lengthy herbal aftertaste.