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Classification :Etna DOC Rosso

Variety :100% Nerello Mascalese

Number of bottles :20,000

Production Area: Contrada Cottanera and Contrada Feudo di Mezzo, Castiglione di Sicilia

Altitude: 750-770 metres a.s.l.

Average age of vines: 20-25 years

Yield: 6,000 kg/ha

System of cultivatione. spalier

Vine density: 5,700 plants/ha

Vinification :destemming and maceration with skin contact, at controlled temperature, 26-28°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 500 lt French oak barrels.

Refining:11 months in large oak barrels, 50%, and medium toast, 500 lt French oak barrels 50%, (30% new). Followed by 18 months aging in bottle.

Alcohol :13.5°

PH :3.77

Total Acidity: 5.5 g/lt

Type of Soil :lava-alluvial and lava

Time of Harvest:10-20 days into October

Harvesting: manual, with small crates


Etnarosso DOC is produced from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes. An elegant, unique, prestigious wine, rich in particularly intense floral, occasionally fruity, aromas, bearing a freshness, typical of Mt. Etna. In the mouth, the wine is well structured, with dense, harsh, but not dry, tannins. The long aftertaste confirms that this is a fine wine destined to be appreciated by future generations.


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