Classification Etna DOC Rosso Riserva
Variety 100% Nerello Mascalese
Number of bottles 1978
Production Area Contrada Zottorinoto, Castiglione di Sicilia
Altitude 750-800 metres a.s.l.
Average age of vines 60 years
Yield 4,000 kg/ha
System of cultivation espalier-gobelet
Vine density 6,600 -10,000 plants/ha
Vinification Gentle destemming and maceration with skin contact, at controlled temperature, 28°C, for about 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 24 months in Freanch oak barrels. Followed by 24 months aging in bottle.
Total Acidity 5 g/lt
Type of Soil lava-alluvial
Time of Harvest last week in October
Harvesting manual, with small crates