The Aleatico Passito Elba Mola is cultivated on volcanic soil. The harvest is manual and the grapes are left to dry for about 10 days on racks in the air, with direct exposure to the sun for the first few days and then shaded by a special mobile cover designed and built by the company. After about 10-15 days and a careful selection, the dried grapes are de-stemmed and subjected to a light pressing to break the berries, then started for maceration for about 8-10 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel containers. Fermentation continues partly in stainless steel and partly in barriques. Aleatico Passito dell’Elba Mola is aged in the bottle for 3 to 6 months before release.
NOTES: wine included in the “Wines of the Mediterranean Minor Islands” project
The farm of Mola is located in the plain and on the hills of Mola, a town on the Island of Elba between the municipalities of Porto Azzurro and Capoliveri, a short distance from the sea. Since 1956 it has been owned by the Pavoletti family since 1994 has started to renew its own vineyards to produce quality wines based on the native vines characteristic of the Island of Elba to produce quality white, red and quality wines, all belonging to the DOC Elba.
The particular variety of terroirs and microclimates within the 30 hectares of property has allowed the use of numerous native vines in the approximately 10 hectares of the company’s vineyard, located in four different areas between the plain and the hills of the homonymous locality, ranging from the use of Sangiovese, Aleatico and cabernet for the reds to the use of Procanico, Malvasia, Vermentino and Ansonica for the whites.
The adoption of modern winemaking techniques together with moderate use of containers used in wood makes it possible to obtain a wide range of flavours and aromas, both with white and red wines, all characterized by great freshness and flavour thanks to the land and the proximity to the sea.
Great attention has always been paid to Passito wines, in particular Aleatico whose plants come exclusively from the selection work carried out by the company over the past 35 years on existing material, while for drying, special structures designed and built with inside the company to obtain a gradual drying process that preserves the health and the aromatic integrity of the grapes for this prestigious wine of absolute particularity.