CLASSIFICATION D.O.C. Etna
GRAPE VARIETY Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio
PRODUCTION AREA Territory of the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia (ct) - Tenuta Cavanera Etnea
SOIL TYPE Sandy loam, volcanic matrix, with high drainage capacity
EXPOSURE North-eastern side of the volcano (from 650 meters to 750 meters above sea level)
TRAINING SYSTEM Counter-espalier with pruning with bilateral permanent spurred cordon (royat cord)
PLANTS PER HECTARE 3,500 / 4,000
YIELD PER HECTARE 5,500 / 5,800 kg
HARVEST Manual harvest. II-III decade of October
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE 24 ° -25 ° C
FERMENTATION PERIOD 18 days
VINIFICATION Traditional in red in truncated conical wooden vats
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION Turn
AGING 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels
REFINEMENT IN BOTTLE 6 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT 14.20% vol.
PH 3.58 (medium value)
TOTAL ACIDITY 5.17 g / lt (medium value)
FIRST HARVEST PRODUCED 2007
VINTAGE PRODUCTION 15.000 bottles
SERVICE TEMPERATURE 16 ° -18 ° C
RECOMMENDED GLASS Glass just flared with closure upwards
Color: transparent and bright ruby red, consistent with the type.
Smell: decisive and sophisticated notes of small red fruits, raspberries and peach, which are enveloped by intense nuances of nutmeg and black pepper, framed by more delicate rose petals. A wine that smells of its smug volcanicity in ferrous and mineral nuances.
Palate: the body of the taste and the seduction of the tannins are predominant. Of remarkable persistence, it expresses its bursting personality in all its components.
Characteristics: it is the emblem of Sicily that explodes for the richness of its potential and that does not surrender to the changing uncertainty of life and the future. The Cavanera expresses all its desire to leave its mark. Never has a wine been so unique.
Bottled at the origin by Firriato Winery Srl Paceco (TP) - ITALY