An aristocratic, bold wine with a decisive personality, it fully reveals the extraordinary terroir that is found near the volcano where the wine is grown. The captivating brilliant ruby red colour hints at the delicious bouquet that suggest red fruits and spices - most evident are black currants, prunes, cinnamon and black pepper.
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Classification D.O.C. Etna
Grape varieties 80% Nerello Mascalese 20% Nerello Cappuccio
Vineyards location Territory of Castiglione di Sicilia - hillside 600/700 mt. a.s.m.
Soil composition Vulcanic
Training system Cordon trained, spur pruned
Nr. Vines per hectare n° 5.500 / 6.000
Yields per hectare 8.600 kg
Harvest Hand-picking III decade of September / I decade of October
Fermentation Temperature 26°-28°C
Production method Traditional vinification in red fermenters followed by maturation in Slavonian oak casks for 7 months
Period of fermentation 10 days
Maturation 7 months in Slavonian oak casks
Alcohol 14 % by vol.
Tasting notes Brilliant ruby red colour at the delicious bouquet notes; hints of cinnamon, black pepper, prunes and lack currant. Persistent and concentrated with elegant pleasing tannins
Production 80.000 bottles
Glass Tulip-shaped goblets of medium size and height
Serving temperature 16 - 18° C.
Pairing Ideal accompaniment to roast, grilled meat, game and flavoured medium-aged cheese