Guardiola (Etna Rosso DOC) Tenuta delle Terre Nere

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Guardiola (Etna Rosso DOC) Tenuta delle Terre Nere

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Among the crus of Tenuta delle Terre Nere, Guardiola is the one with the most powerful and original character. The high altitude of the vineyards, 800-1000 meters, and the consequent aridity of the soils exacerbate the acidity of the wine and accentuate its tannins. Therefore, it takes longer to relax and express itself.

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GrapesNerello Mascalese - Nerello Cappuccio
Gradazione14.5%
CantinaTenute delle Terre Nere
RegionSicily
ClassificationEtna Rosso DOC

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Denomination: Etna Rosso D.O.C.
First vintage: 2002
Production area: Guardiola district, municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia (Catania)
Grapes: 98% Nerello mascalese, 2% Nerello cap
Vineyard area: 1.5 ha
Yield per hectare: 3.5-4.5 tons / ha
Soil: volcanic, mixed of sand, pumice and volcanic ash, with a fair presence of skeleton
Exposure: north side of Etna at 850-900 meters above sea level
Average age of the vines: from 50 to 70 years
Breeding: traditional Etna tree with single stake
Harvest period: second decade of October
Vinification: alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature (28-30 ° C)
Aging: spontaneous malolactic fermentation and maturation in French oak barriques, tonneaux and large casks (10-30 hl) (20% new wood). Bottling after 16-18 months of aging in wood and 1 month of aging in steel
Color: pale ruby ​​with orange reflections
Bouquet: complex, with a balsamic note reminiscent of Mediterranean aromatic herbs
Taste: elegant, balanced, with a pleasant acid-tannic note
Pairings: meats, aged cheeses
Alcoholic degree: 14.5%
Serving temperature: 18-20 ° C 

Originally bottled by Tenuta delle Terre Nere - Randazzo (CT) - Sicily - Italy

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