Classification : Etna DOC Rosso
Variety :Nerello Mascalese
Number of bottles: 6,000
Production Area :Contrada Diciasettesalme, Castiglione di Sicilia
Altitude : 750 metres a.s.l.
Average age of vines:12 years
Yield: 7,000 kg/ha
System of cultivation: Espalier
Vine density: 5,700 plants/ha
Vinification: Gentle destemming and maceration with skin contact, at controlled temperature, 28°C, for about 25-30 days. Fermentation in controlled temperature, 26-28°C, with constant pumping of must over grapes and wine-pressing. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.
Refining: 8 months in large oak barrel
Total Acidity:5.1 g/lt
Type of Soil:lava-alluvial
Time of Harvest::first 10 days into October
Harvesting: manual, with small crates