Etna Rosso Contrada Feudo di Mezzo by Cottanera
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Etna Rosso Contrada Feudo di Mezzo Cottanera

Etna Rosso DOC Contrada Feudo di Mezzo - Cottanera

The Etna Rosso Contrada Feudo di Mezzo is one of the cru wines of the Cottanera winery. Produced in Castiglione di Sicilia in the vineyards of the Feudo di Mezzo district, from 100% native Nerello Mascalese grapes, it is a red wine of extraordinary finesse and elegance and of great longevity confirmed by the long and persistent finish.

  • 1 Bot. 0.75 L
  • 2018
€32.50 (tax incl.) €26.64 (tax excl.)
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Among the cru wines of Etna we offer you Contrada Feudo di Mezzo from the Cottanera winery. The lava terroir gives this Nerello Mascalese dense and austere tannins that give it finesse and elegance.

Classification: Etna DOC Red

Grape variety: 100% Nerello Mascalese

Production area: Contrada Feudo di Mezzo in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia

Altitude: 750-770 m asl

Soil: lava

Training system: spurred cordon

Average age of the vines: 40 years

Vine density: 5700 vines/ha

Yield: 55 quintals/ha

Harvest: manual with small crates; second ten days of October

Vinification: destemming and maceration with skin contact at controlled temperature, 28°C, for about 30 days

Fermentation: at controlled temperature, 26-28°C, with constant pumping of must over grapes and wine-pressing. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels

Aging: 14-16 months in French oak barrels and then 12 months in bottle

Alcohol content: 14% vol

Colour: light garnet ruby

Nose: floreal scents with red fruits notes

Palate: great structure with thick tannins. The finish is long and persistent.

Pairings: mushroom-based first courses such as mushroom risotto, meat sauces, braised beef, aged cheeses

Produced and bottled by Cottanera S.r.l. - Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) - Italy

Alcohol level
14
Cellars
Cottanera
Grapes
Nerello mascalese
Region
Sicily
Appellation
Etna DOC

Cellars CottaneraTwo 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.

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