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Technical features

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.

Alcohol 13.5°

PH 3.65

Total Acidity 5 g/lt

Type of Soil lava-alluvial

Time of Harvest last week in October

Harvesting manual, with small crates

Etnarosso Riserva Contrada Zottorinoto


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