The 90% Carricante and 10% Cataratto grapes from 700 meters on sea level vineyard provide notes of white acacia flowers, fresh almonds and herbs. On the palate it is juicy and full of hints of yellow fruits and grapefruit.
Serve with all kinds of fish, especially shellfish and smoked.
Ampelon was founded in 2009 from Barbara e Valter Grarotti on the northern slope of the volcano Etna (Italy—Sicily), after discovering old abandoned vineyards of the indigenous grape netello mascalese in some of the best vine spots of the area. After a long and struggling work of recovery of these old vineyards (located among the 700 and 800 meters above the sea level), today Ampelon runs the 8 hectars totally owned with the only aim to produce handcraft top quality wines, able of long ageing and to reflect the soil and the vintage. Barbara e Valter, partners in life as at work, they live among their beloved vineyards running every operations in the field as in the cellar, step by step they've got the eyes on them of Lilly and Tullio, the two beautiful and inseparable german sheperd dogs of the house.