color: red ruby.
scent: ethereal, intense, with hints of vanilla and ripe fruit.
taste: elegant, harmonic, remarkably persistent
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Area of production: countryside Verzella on the northern
side of Etna, commune of Castiglione di Sicilia (Ct).
Altitude: 700 m asl.
Climate: high rainfall and humidity with great temperature changes throughout the day.
Terrain: sandy, volcanic , rich in minerals with subacid reaction.
Grape Variety: Nerello Mascalese (Negrello) grown
as alberello (free standing bush). This is the main indigenous vine of the Etnean region. It has large mediumcompact bunches, with medium-sized grapes having skins light blue, very pruinose, sweet and very tannic taste. Nerello Cappuccio or Mantellato (mantled), grown as alberello (free standing bush). The place of origin is unknown. It has medium-small sized compact bunches, medium-sized grapes, blue-black skins. Taste is sweet and slightly tannic.
Density of implantation: 8,000 vinestocks per hectare.
Grapes yield per hectare: 70 q.
Age of vineyards: 40 years.
Vinification: the grapes at late ripening (2nd decade of October) are traditionally vinified in red.
Maturation: after malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in small casks (225 liters) for about 8-10 months.
Refining: In bottles for several months.
- Color: red ruby.
- Scent: ethereal, intense, with hints of vanilla and ripe fruit.
- Taste: elegant, harmonic, remarckably persistent.
Alcoholic content: 13% by VOL.
Serving temperature: 18-20°C.
Gastronomic accompaniment: with red meat and matured cheese.
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It is made of a blend of wines from grapes of Nerello Mascalese, Nero D’Avola and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is long ageing red wine, with a characteristic of great longevity as well as immediacy, where the great vocation of the Sicilian territory for the production of exceptional red wines may be fully appreciated.
It is a red wine of great structure and longevity. It comes from a careful selection and blend of our best varieties vinified separately: Nerello Mascalese, Nero d’Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It is unmistakable and unique, reaching its highest in harmony and balance.
Its name seems to attributed by the vine-grovers of Viagrande because of its characteristics of allowing a good, constant production over the years. The bunches, at ripeness, are of average length usually, and scattered; the grape is of medium-sized with very pruinose skin and a greenyellowish color. The pulp is juicy and the taste is simple and sweet.
Organoleptic characteristics: - Color: pale yellowish with greenish tints. - Scent: intense, rich and fruity, of orange and lemon flower, and ripe apple. - Taste: dry, with pleasant acidity, nice aromatic persistence and after taste of anise and almond.
This grappa is obtained from the marcs of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, of the vineyard of Serra dell Contessa Etna Red D.O.C. Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are cultivated on the eastern slopes of Etna at 400 m asl.