Etna Rosso Firriato



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Etna Rosso Firriato

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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