Aglaea is name of the youngest of the Three Graces – the three sisters and daughters of God Zeus. The wine ‘Aglaea’ is the ‘youngster’ in my portfolio, and made from grapes of both old and young vines.  It is bright cherry red. Dried herbs and minerals make up the gentle perfumes, while on the palate good acidity and hints of dry cherries capture the senses. A light savoury mouthfeel  lingers towards the end. 


Technical specifications

  • Appellation

    IGP Nerello Mascalese, Terre Siciliane
    Comune di Castiglione di Sicilia e Randazzo (CT)
    Parcel N° 16, 17, 150, 228 of Map N° 61 e58

  • Altitude

    750 m. (2250 feet) above sea level

  • Terroir

    black soil, deep porous volcano ash soil with
    traces of sand, very rich in minerals

  • Exposure

    North - North-East

  • Plant density

    8000 vines per hectare

  • Training system


  • Grape variety

    Nerello Mascalese (selection Massale)

  • Harvest

    Middle of October

  • Yield per hectare

    6000 kilo

  • Vinification

    The alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation were both carried out in stainless steel tanks

  • Maceration

    2 days at 10°C - 6 days at 28-30°C


Food pairing

Aglaea drinks well with a wide range of lighter dishes (no heavy sauces), salats and vegetables in all forms and shapes, and antipasti and snacks e.g. roasted nuts, carpaccio, salame etc.