CLASSIFICATION: D.O.C Etna
GRAPE VARIETY: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio
VINEYARD LOCATION: Territory of Castiglione di Sicilia (Catania, Sicily) - Cavanera Etnea Estate
ORIGIN OF THE GRAPES: Different vineyards in the North Area of the Etna
SOIL COMPOSITION: Loamy – sandy of volcanic origin, highly draining
EXPOSURE: North area side of the volcano: vineyards placement from 550 to 700 m a.s.l.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Alberello Etneo
VINES PER HECTARE (EA): 4.000/4.500
YIELD (KG. PER HECTARE): 7.500/7.700 kg
HARVEST PERIOD: Hand-picking - the 2nd and the 3rd week of October
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 26-27°C
PERIOD OF FERMENTATION: 14 days
VINIFICATION METHOD: The vinification carried out uncontrolled-temperature steel tanks in accordance to red wines tradition
MATURATION IN BOTTLE: 6 months
ALCOHOL: 13.80% vol.
PH: 3.25 (average)
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.91 g/l (average)
1ST YEAR PRODUCTION: Vintage year 1994
VINTAGE PRODUCTION: 160.000 bottles
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C
RECCOMENDED GLASS: Not too wide, with slightly rounded bowl
COLOR: Bright ruby red color with lively shades of purple.
NOSE: It afford typically mineral, ripe and elegant notes that unfold alternating intense and distinct hints of blackcurrants, prune jam, black cherries, liquorice, pepper and wilted violet.
PALATE: Well-balanced and harmonius, it develops with energy and liveliness; it is rich, warm and refined, with suave tannins of extraordinary lineage; The notheworthy lingering aroma is impressive as well as the rewarding juicy finish.
PAIRING: Suitable for grilled meat dishes, roasts, game and medium-aged cheeses.
Bottled at the origin by FIRRIATO S.r.l. - Paceco - ITALY