The histories of Tasca d'Almerita and Etna met and the Tascante project was born, which is first of all an exact synthesis of our idea of vineyard on the volcano. From the 2016 vintage, Tascante wines proudly bear the DOC Etna brand and are produced at the winery of the vineyard in Contrada Rampante, in Passopisciaro.
At Tascante, the native vines of Nerello Mascalese, Carricante and Nerello Cappuccio coexist on the northern side of the mountain, between Castiglione di Sicilia and Randazzo. The characteristics of the soil guarantee a space of ripening of the grapes that is slow and very long.
In order to focus on our objectives and define the style of the wines that we wanted to obtain, it took us years of research, countless wine-making trials of the native varieties and the support of our enthusiastic colleagues and friends. Today, in Passopisciaro, we vinify district by district. And every wine has a defined personality.