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Dionysus attenuates his disquiet by drinking young wine in the mists of January. At the crackling of the embers, in the evening, wine and meat became blood and feeling, inner strength, courage before the birth of new time.

VARIETAL: Nerello Cappuccio 100%

COLOR: ruby-red, mauve shade
SCENT: iron notes, incense, pepper, cinnamon, plums, carrub
TASTE: ripe plums and sour cherries, black pepper, wild berries, savoury

ALTITUDE: 900 mt
SOIL COMPOSITION: Biancavilla, Contrada Manzudda.
HARVEST: October
YIELD PER HA: 6.000 kg
VINIFICATION: soft destemming-crushing with rollers after a careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard and on the sorting belt in the cellar
PRE-MACERATION: cold pre-maceration for 48-72 hours at 12 ° c to extract perfumes and color
FERMENTATION: fermentation with controlled temperature maceration in stainless steel tanks
AGING: aging in bottle for at least 12 months

Vintage 2009

Vintage 2009 weather trend
Very humid and rainy spring. Short summer with a heat peak in late July. Humid and chilled autumn with a time of fine weather between late September and mid-October; second half of September with an uncommon rainfall.

Vintage 2010

Vintage 2010 weather trend
Vine growing cycle, during blossoming and setting, has a normal course, helped by a great water availability accumulated during autumn-winter period. Ripening and maturation have been excellent. Cause of September rain, harvest has been delayed for few days. Good yield, with great grapes acidity. These vintage wines are fresh and with a good aging potential.

Vintage 2011

Vintage 2011 weather trend
Ripe and healthy grapes even if slightly unbalanced between sugar and a quite high acidity caused by a long time without rainfall from the mid-time of June until the beginning of harvest. Thanks to
the rainfall of late September, a correct phenolic maturation has been reached. Musts with high sugar levels created rather alcoholic wines with a great aging potential.

Vintage 2012

Vintage 2012 weather trend
Winter was very rigid with a lot of rainfall until March. The top of the volcano was covered with snow until the beginning of summer, with heavy and late snowfall. Spring was dry and mild, hot summer, just one thunderstorm in July irrigated vineyards giving a source of water that gave a nice vitality and allowed to the vines to stay healthy until September. September was unusual, warmer and drier than average, the same for the first twenty days of October, in fact, we had a late but quiet harvest, with good quality grapes. Wines are sapid with very mellow tannins. Positive harvest in 2012.

Vintage 2013

Vintage 2013 weather trend

Dry Spring followed by long a not so hot summer. A lot of rainfall in August and September, maturation was slow and gradual having good quality grapes with an interesting flavor profile. September was very cold followed by October with the good and dry weather, nice harvest with healthy grapes.

Vintage 2014

Vintage 2014 weather trend

Nice weather during all the season: the spring rainfalls combined by precipitations at the beginning of the summer created a good water source for vine growing cycle. Summer temperatures in seasonal average, without heat peaks, allowed a perfect vegetation on the vines. An “Etna style” vintage with rainfalls in early September that guaranteed great quality followed by a sunny October that allowed to make a harvest with healthy and ripened grapes with a great phenolic maturation of Nerelli. The harvest of Carricante was between 15th and 26th October, followed by Nerello Mascalese harvest.

Vintage 2015

Vintage 2015 weather trend

Harsh winter with a lot of rainfalls, the accumulation of water allowed a good vegetative development and a great blossoming. Heavy rains in the middle of August invigorated the vineyard, creating a good water source and vitality for the vineyard. Alternating moments of little rainfalls and warm weeks at the beginning of September guaranteed dry and ripened grapes. A great harvest fable to give wines with a good aging potential and complexity.

Vintage 2016

Vintage 2016 weather trend

Not harsh winter with few rainfall and snowfall until February. A lot of rainfall and temperature under the average in March. Early sprout in April with the temperature above the average during the day and cold during the night. Hot weather helps the grass growing; it is necessary an hard hand work to control them. At the end of April vineyard are good and healthy, shoots are more developed than the average.

Vintage 2017

Vintage 2017 weather trend

The 2017 vintage gave a Nerello Cappuccio with tannins present but sweet and mature, with a rather powerful structure with hints of leather and hay, incense, pepper and black cherry which however does not border opulence, giving us a Laeneo with an unexpected muscle, which however goes in great balance with elegance and mineral freshness.


Vintage 2018

Vintage 2018 weather trend

The vintage was characterized by a cold and rainy winter that characterized the South West slope with abundant rainfall. Until March, the rigidity of the climate was constant, causing a slowdown in ripening almost until the beginning of summer, which recorded a wet and cool trend. However, the sudden thermic excursion guaranteed a good maturation and an excellent total acidity. September and October recorded cold and dry climates, giving wines with an overwhelming verticality and great aging potential. Laeneo’s 2018 vintage is floral, with hints of black pepper, incense, licorice and dog rose, wax and ink, giving us freshness and flavor, the tannins are slender, delicate and round and voluptuous.


Vintage 2019

Vintage 2019 weather trend

The 2019 vintage was characterized by a mild and dry winter, until April we had rigid and constant trends throughout the South West side, with however limited rainfall. In spring, the good weather lasted until the beginning of August, where temperatures rose suddenly, even causing some rainfalls. September and October were characterized by a cool and slightly humid climate, leading to a healthy manual harvest made during the first ten days of October. The Laeneo 2019 opens with hints of incense, plum, black pepper and iron, with a fresh medium palate and excellent drink, the finish is enveloping, with feminine, savory and persistent tannins.