Among the wines produced on Etna, choose Planeta's Etna Rosso. This Sicilian red wine was born in the Feudo di Mezzo cellar, located in the heart of Etnean viticulture. It is obtained from pure Nerello Mascalese grapes grown in the splendid and unique Etna terroir.
Grapes variety: Nerello Mascalese.
Type of soil: The land has perfect aspect and position, black from lava sands, and thus extraordinarily rich in minerals, surrounded by woods and more recent lava flows.
Altitude: 510 m a.s.l.
Yield per hectare: 80 quintals.
Training system: Spurred cordon.
Planting density: 5,000 vines per hectare.
Harvesting period: 15-25 October.
Vinification: the grapes are picked into crates and, if necessary, are at once refrigerated at 10°C, then selected by hand; after destalking, they ferment at 23°C in wooden vats and in stainless steel vats, they remain on the skins for 14 days, with a mixing and two manual stirrings each day, decanted with the help of the vertical press and the wine obtained thus matures in wooden and stainless steel vats for 6-8 months.
Maturation: in wooden 50 hl vats and stainless steel.
Bottling period: July
Alcohol content: 13% vol.
Total acidity: 4.85 g/l.
Aging capacity: to drink at once or keep for up to 6-7 years.
Tasting notes: Vanilla, sour cherry, wild strawberry, a very clean floral effect.In the mouth substantial but smooth. Very expressive fruit with more complex aromatic elements of undergrowth, myrtle and oriental spices. A wine which unexpectedly transforms into a champion of drinkable red wine with marked savoury flavour and a tasting profile produced by a ferrous touch, rhubarb and very evident black pepper.
Matching: A wine for everyday drinking. Its gastronomic adaptability allows it to accompany the simplest dishes such as pasta with tomato to more complex dishes of meat and fish.
Bottled by Planeta s.s. Menfi (AG) - Italy in Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) - Italy