Product DescriptionFrom grapes harvested by hand in an old bush-trained vineyard of nerello mascalese and cappuccio, on the northern slope of Mount Etna at an altitude of 650 meters, comes this elegant Etna Red. Aged in oak barrels, rich in fruity and spicy aromas, ruby red color, soft and elegant, excellent with rich dishes of red meat.
TYPOLOGY: Etna – D.O.C.
PRODUCTION AREA: Castiglione di Sicilia – Rovitello – District Moscamento.
ALTITUDE AND EXPOSITION: 650m a.m.s.l. on the North-Eastern side of Mount Etna.
CLIMATE: High hills, characterized by a large temperature range.
SOIL TYPE: Volcanic soil, mainly sandy, rich in organic substances.
PLANTING PATERN: 1,25:1,25.
PLAINTING PER HECTARE: 8000.
GRAPES: Nerello Mascalese 80%, Nerello Cappuccio 20%.
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 3400.
HARVEST: Manual, around the middle of October.
VINIFICATION: In stainless steel, with temperature control and with a maceration for 7-10 days.
AGEING: French oak barrels of third and fourth passage. 16 months in contact with the fine lees and 3 months in bottle. Not subject to clarification and filtration to preserve the natural features of the wine itself. ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5%.
ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES: Ruby rel color, with a fruity bouquet and with sweet and spicy notes of wild berries. Balanced, fresh, soft, slightly tannic and persistent.
IDEAL SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 16° – 18° C.
RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS: Meat courses and spicy foods; mature cheese.