Sottu Scala is made from the last picked Sciaccarellu at Domaine U Stiliccionu as Sebastien wants to push phenolic maturity. It is fermented in a combination of tapered vats and demi-muids and pressed by foot. Maceration lasts for about 45 days.
“Sottu Scala” translates to “under the stairs,” a reference to keeping the wine and letting it age. It is Sebastien's vin de guarde and his most structured wine.
Black cherry color with purple highlights. Nose of black fruit very ripe, woody notes and roasted, and scrubland. The palate is fleshy and concentrated with powerful tannins and an aromatic persistence of black fruits and roasted notes, slight dryness on the finish.