Etna Rosso La Gelsomina by Tenute Orestiadi
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Etna Rosso La Gelsomina Tenute Orestiadi

Etna red wine – Tenuta La Gelsomina

Etna Rosso La Gelsomina by Tenute Orestiadi is an extraordinary blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, the two native red grape varieties of Etna. The volcanic terroir and the warm Sicilian sun make Etna Rosso by Orestiadi a full-bodied, elegant and structured wine.

  • 75 cl.
  • 2020

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Etna Rosso Tenute Orestiadi - An "extreme" red wine

The result of heroic viticulture, Etna Rosso La Gelsomina by Tenute Orestiadi belongs to the Estremi line, so called due to the extreme viticulture conditions on Etna. In fact, despite the considerable slope of the land and the strong temperature range, the richness in minerals of the volcanic terroir and the warm Sicilian sun give life to a harmonious, enveloping wine, with unmistakable fruity scents, enriched by balsamic and vanilla notes.

Denomination: Etna DOC Rosso

Grape Variety: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio

Vineyards: vineyards in the municipality of Mascali that embrace the Santa Venera stream

Production Area: Tenuta La Gelsomina, on the north-eastern side of Etna

Altitude: 520 meters above sea level

Soil: lava and clayey soil with absolutely unique mineral characteristics, composed of the "gghiara" and the fruit of numerous eruptions that have occurred over the centuries

Training system: counter-espalier

Pruning type: guyot

Density of vines per ha: 4,500

Harvest: manual during the last ten days of September

Vinification: maceration in contact with the skins which favors the right aromatic contribution and the complete extraction of tannins.

Fermentation: at a controlled temperature with the addition of selected yeasts

Aging: in steel for 2 months, then in French tonneaux and barriques for 12-15 months

Bottle refinement: at least 4 months

Alcohol content: 14% vol

Color: ruby red with garnet reflections

Nose: elegant, intense with hints of red fruits and light notes of vanilla

Palate: full, harmonious, enveloping in the sip

Pairings: excellent with red meats, game and mutton. It also goes well with tasty cheeses

Chalice: Small balloon

Serving temperature: 16-18°C

Longevity: 5-8 years

Bottled by Azienda Agricola La Gelsomina - Mascali (CT) - Italy

Grapes
Nerello mascalese
Region
Sicily
Appellation
Etna Rosso DOC
Alcohol level
14

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