Etna Rosso Contrada Diciassettesalme Cottanera
Etna Rosso DOC Contrada Diciassettesalme - Cottanera
Etna Rosso Contrada Diciassettesalme is one of the crus of the Cottanera winery. Produced in Castiglione di Sicilia in the vineyards of the Diciassettesalme district, from 100% native Nerello Mascalese grapes, it is a red wine of great structure and complexity, with a rich bouquet in fruity, herbaceous and mineral notes and with a slightly balsamic finish.
Among the cru wines of Etna we offer you Contrada Diciassettesalme from the Cottanera winery. The lava-clayey terroir gives this Nerello Mascalese dense and ripe tannins that make it elegant and complex.
Classification: Etna Rosso DOC
Grape variety: 100% Nerello Mascalese
Production area: Contrada Diciassettesalme in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia
Altitude: 750 m asl
Training system: espalier
Average age of vines: 16 years
Vine density: 5700 plants/ha
Yield: 70 quintals/ha
Harvest: manual with small crates, first ten days of October
Vinification: gentle destemming and maceration with skin contact at controlled temperature of 28°C for about 3 weeks
Fermentation: at controlled temperature of 27°C with constant pumping of must over grapes and wine-pressing. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels
Aging: 9 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol content: 14% vol
Colour: intense ruby red
Nose: scents of mixed berries turn softly into herbal notes, such as mauve, thyme and juniper all intertwined to mineral sensations
Palate: very full, the tannins are perfectly balanced and the finish is long and delicately balsamic
Pairings: mushroom-based dishes, first courses with white meat sauces such as pappardelle with rabbit ragout, roast beef and semi-mature cheeses
Produced and bottled by Cottanera S.r.l. - Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) - Italy
- Alcohol level
- Nerello mascalese
- Etna DOC
Two brothers Guglielmo and Enzo Cambria have created the Cottanera farming enterprise obtaining the millenial inheritance and giving life once again to a vine growing and wine producing area which has no equal in the world.
In the South and in particular for Sicily, the Etna area is equipped with unique possibilities to produce wines of great finesse, balance and body with elegant aromas and above all with rather high acidity values that give the wines produced freshness of aromas and flavors and good storage and aging capacity over time especially of red wines which here traditionally are based on Nerello Mascalese, with a small presence of Nero d'Avola, the most widespread and most important grape in the region, in addition to Nerello Cappuccio.
It was a difficult task, on the limits of the impossible, realized thanks to a plan based on quality, that quality which is not only a beautiful word but is made up of intelligence, energy, will, transport, faith and above all passion.
A passion which, like the lava in the bowels of the mountain, runs in the veins of men capable of great enterprises.