Name: Faro *
Grapes: Nerello Cappuccio, Nocera, Nerello Mascalese
Giovanni Scarfone's family winery is called Bonavita. I think this is excellent red wine, of the same level of quality as Biondi's Etna Rosso.
Varieties: 60% Nerello Mascalese, 30% Nerello Capuccio, 10% Nocera harvested in the beginning or middle of October
Agriculture: estate grown, sustainable, with no use of herbicide or pesticide, no chemical fertiliser, minimal applications of copper and sulfur against mildew
Vinification: no sulfur or other additions before fermentation; about 15 days of maceration with manual punch-down before a light pressing with a basket press
Aging: 16 months in a combination of puncheons and barriques, all at least three years old (ie no new wood flavor at all)
Production: 350 cases