An underwater volcano and its wine
13 February 2020
Marsili: a pet-nat from Pinot Noir grapes from Lipari Island

Tenuta di Castellaro has always dedicated its wines to the Aeolian territory and for the last born, MARSILI, we went very deep ...

Marsili is name of the largest submarine volcano in Europe. About 70 km long and 30 km wide, it rises for about 3000 meters from the seabed, reaching the altitude of 450 meters below the top of the surface of the Tyrrhenian Sea, where we also find two other imposing volcanoes, the Magnaghi and the Valivov.

“Our” volcano was discovered in the 1920s and thus baptized in honor of the Italian scientist Luigi Ferdinando Marsili.

Our pink and light wine is produced from a small quantity of Pinot Noir grapes vinified with the Ancestral method: after a light pressing to extract the indigenous yeasts, the fermentation happens in stainless steel at temperatures check that, at a precise sugar content, it is blocked and resumed after bottling.

The yeasts and enzymes inhibit the formation of too much CO2, creating a slightly sparkling "petillant": thus the new Marsili is born, fun and tasty, out of the box but also the result of the infinite passion for the search for quality in expression of the magical Aeolian terroir.


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