Etna Rosso Firriato
Etna Rosso Le Sabbie by Firriato - Etna Rosso DOC
Obtained from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes, Le Sabbie dell'Etna Rosso is an exclusive Sicilian wine, dedicated to the most demanding wine lovers. Firriato's Etna Rosso is enveloping, persistent, with tannins of singular pleasantness and elegance. The extraordinary terroir of Etna gives it refinement and great personality.
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)
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.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C
RECCOMENDED GLASS: Not too wide, with slightly rounded bowl
1ST YEAR PRODUCTION: Vintage year 1994
Bottled at the origin by FIRRIATO S.r.l. - Paceco - ITALY
- Alcohol level
- Nerello Mascalese - Nerello Cappuccio
- Etna Rosso DOC