From the vineyards grown on the black sandy soils of the Volcano comes Cavanera Rovo delle Coturnie Etna DOC, a red cru blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Cavanera Rovo delle Coturnie is a wine with exceptionally mineral aromas which stands out for its alcoholic elegance and spicy aromas typical of Nerello Mascalese.
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CLASSIFICATION D.O.C Etna
GRAPE VARIETY Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio
VINEYARD LOCATION Territory of Castiglione di Sicilia county council (Catania, Sicily) – Cavanera Etnea Estate
SOIL COMPOSITION Composition loamy –sandy of volcanic origin, highly draining
EXPOSURE North Eastern side of the Volcano (750 metres above sea level)
TRAINING SYSTEM Espalier with permanent bilateral cordon pruning (cordon Royat) VINES PER HECTARE (EA) 3.500/4.000
YIELD (KG. PER HECTARE) 5.500/5.800 kg
HARVEST PERIOD Hand-picking – 2nd and 3rd week of October
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE 24°-25°C
PERIOD OF FERMENTATION 18 days
VINIFICATION METHOD The vinification is carried out in frustum-of-cone shaped wooden vats, according to traditional red wine vinification method wines tradition. The malolactic fermentation is carried out.
MATURATION 9 months in durmast Slovenian casks
MATURATION IN BOTTLE 6 months ALCOHOL 14.20 % vol. | PH 3.58 (average) |
TOTAL ACIDITY 5.17 g/l (average) 1ST
YEAR PRODUCTION: 2007
VINTAGE PRODUCTION 15.000 bottles
FORMATS 75 cl and 1,5 L
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°-18°C
RECCOMENDED GLASS Slightly upward tapered glass
TASTING NOTES Color: transparent and bright ruby red color typical of the varietys. Nose: intense and sweet nose of fine elegance with distinct hints of nutmeg, small red fruit, raspberries, ripe peaches, black pepper and rose petals that blend with Delicate and typical metallic and mineral nuances. Palate: clear, dynamic, broad and lingering, it fully expresses the marvelous terroir “around the volcano” revealing all its deeply harmonious and captivating nature with delicate tannins of fine lineage. Characteristics: an outstanding wine exalting the exquisiteness and voluptuousness of a different context, a real island within the island, giving all the vibrant energy of Mount Etna and its surroundings to the careful wine-taste.