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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|Grapes||Nerello Mascalese - Nerello Cappuccio|
|Classification||Etna Rosso DOC|
CLASSIFICATION: D.O.C. Etna
GRAPE VARIETY: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio
PRODUCTION AREA: Territory of the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) - Tenuta Cavanera Etnea
SOIL TYPE: Sandy loam, volcanic matrix, with high drainage capacity
EXPOSURE: North-eastern side of the volcano (700 meters above sea level)
TRAINING SYSTEM: espalier with pruning with bilateral spurred cordon (royat cord)
PLANTS PER HECTARE: 4.000 / 4.500
YIELD PER HECTARE: 7,500 / 7,700 kg
HARVEST: Manual harvest. II-III decade of October
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 26 ° -27 ° C
FERMENTATION PERIOD: 14 days
VINIFICATION: Traditional in red in thermo-controlled stainless steel tanks
REFINEMENT IN BOTTLE: 6 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.85% vol.
PH: 3.50 (medium value)
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.25 g / lt (medium value)
FIRST HARVEST PRODUCED: 1994
VINTAGE PRODUCTION: 60,000 bottles
SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 16 ° -18 ° C
RECOMMENDED GLASS: Glass not very large and slightly bellied
COLOR: Brilliant ruby with bright purple hues.
SMELL: It is proposed with typically mineral notes, ripe and elegant, which leave the field, alternating with intense and well-defined aromas of black currant, blueberries, plum jam, black cherry, licorice, pepper and dried violet.
PALATE: Well balanced, harmonious, it advances with energy and vivacity, rich, warm and refined, with soft tannins and remarkable lineage; to underline the long aromatic persistence and the satisfying and “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