THE INFINITE ENERGY OF
THE ACTIVE VOLCANO, THE TALLEST IN EUROPE.

Cavanera Sciara del Tiglio

Etna DOC - Contrada Zucconerò

Nerello Mascalese and a small part of Nerello Cappuccio

It encapsulates the energy of the volcano with elegance and depth, faithful to the earth by nature. Cavanera Sciara del Tiglio is a blend of Nerello Mascalese and a small part of Nerello Cappuccio, obtained from the harvest in a vineyard of a few hectares in Contrada Zucconerò in the territory of Castiglione di Sicilia, on the northeast slope of Mount Etna. Sciara del Tiglio embodies the essence of the volcano's distinctive traits, based on character and longevity. The passage in tonneaux for 18 months and at least one year of bottle aging is already a distinctive sign that expresses the roundness of the tannins, great balance, and particular persistence on the palate. The sense of smell is rich with fruity hints of plum, blackberry, and floral notes of faded rose with delicate spiciness of pepper and nutmeg. Sumptuous, lively, opulent, rich in elegant tannins that provide a harmonious persistence.

It encapsulates the energy of the volcano with elegance and depth, faithful to the earth by nature. Cavanera Sciara del Tiglio is a blend of Nerello Mascalese and a small part of Nerello Cappuccio, obtained from the harvest in a vineyard of a few hectares in Contrada Zucconerò in the territory of Castiglione di Sicilia, on the northeast slope of Mount Etna. Sciara del Tiglio embodies the essence of the volcano's distinctive traits, based on character and longevity.


  • Appellation: DOC  Etna
  • Vine:  Nerello Mascalese and a small part of Nerello Cappuccio.
  • Terroir: Mountainous
  • Soil: Sandy, of volcanic origin, with excellent drainage capacity
  • Exposure: North slope of Mount Etna, altitude 800 meters above sea level.
  • Contrada: Zucconerò
SENSORIAL PROFILE & WINEMAKING
SENSORIAL PROFILE & WINEMAKING

Production Area

Etna – Contrada Zucconerò

Contrada Zucconerò is situated at the northern altimetric limit of the Etna DOC, at approximately 800 meters above sea level. It features sandy soils with various granulometries, characterized by a significant presence of stones with good aggregation state due to the presence of organic matter. From a climatic perspective, viticulture is practiced here in a pure “mountain” climate, with substantial temperature fluctuations, reaching up to 20°C during the growing season.

Cavanera Sciara del Tiglio

The contrada wines by firriato

They originate from single vineyards spanning a few hectares, ensuring a limited and niche production. The vineyards and parcels are characterized by the natural typification that some contrade on the north side of the Grand Volcano are able to determine, with well-defined characteristics for quality and, above all, for the continuity of harvests and vintages. Zoning, vine and grape selection, and microvinifications have marked a research path that has elevated traditional grape varieties to excellence: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio for black berries, Carricante and Catarratto for white berries.

CAVANERA SCIARA DEL TIGLIO

Vintages Characteristics

The Recipe

Pork tenderloin larded with Cavanera red wine jus, sweet and sour vegetables, and roasted eggplant quenelle.

Place whole onions in a baking dish and bake at 180°C until fully cooked. Slice the onions into medallions and bake for another ten minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the parsley sauce. Blanch the parsley for about a minute and then immerse it in cold water with ice to fix the emerald green color.

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