Aged for 6 months at 48 mt deep in the protect area Ciclopi Islands (Sicily)add to cart
60% Petit Verdot, 40% Cesanese d’Affile
Franchetti, super-Etna produced by Petit Verdot and Cesanese d’Affile, grows on rock and volcanic ash in Contrada Guardiola. Black as lava, this unique wine expresses the personal vision of the producer. The hot and long summer led to an advanced ripening of the grapes, balancing fruit and minerality. Franchetti 2017 is a blend of freshness and power.
Intuition, passion and territoriality
These are the characteristics that led Andrea Franchetti to bet on the north side of Etna. Passopisciaro, today led by Benjamin Franchetti, is among the most enlightened and unconventional producers in the Italian wine scene capable of transmitting through its wines a unique style, but representative, of the Etna territory.
THE EXCLUSIVE METHOD OF UNDERWATER OAK AGEING
The underwater microclimate is characterized by a constant temperature, a natural air conditioning system ideal for the aging of wines
ABSENCE OF UV RAYS AND OXYGEN
The underwater darkness protects the wines from harmful UV rays and the osmotic and micro oxygenating process favors their longevity
The powerful pressure exerted by the sea on wines at a depth of 48 meters gives them unprecedented nuances and a unique complexity
WAVES AND CURRENT
The wave movement generated by the submarine currents favors the integration of adducts inside the liquids, guarantee of gustatory harmony
Each bottle is a unique piece, made even more precious by the application of an exclusive brass seal made by hand with the traditional technique of cantilevering with rod and pointed by the famous Naples Brothers, masters and custodians of the Opera dei Pupi Catanese, proclaimed by Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.