Reseca is made from the Nerello Mascalese grapes coming from the vineyard called ”Poggio” at Monte La Guardia near Randazzo, a small village on the northern slope of the Etna volcano. The vineyards are pre-phylloxera and are over a century old. They are planted with a density of 10,000 stocks per ha. and bush trained with the typical chestnut pole, the vines stretch over steep volcanic lava stone terraces, in a unique and suggestive landscape. The grapes, harvested between the first and the second week of October, start fermentation into red wine through a long maceration on their skins at a low temperature. After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the wine is poured in small tonneaux of French oak, with a capacity of 500L, where it remains for about 2 years. It is then left to rest in-bottle for at least 2 years.
Reseca is a classic red still wine from Etna. The particular volcanic soil and the high hill climate of the volcano, marked by strong day-night temperature range and completely surrounded by woods, endow this small cru with quite unique features. A floral, spicy bouquet with hints of balsamic emanate from this pale ruby wine. Its intense, tannic character combines well with its mineralic qualities and dryness on the palate.