L'Ardenza Cottanera
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L'Ardenza Cottanera

L'Ardenza Mondeuse Sicilia DOC - Cottanera

Discover one of the most particular wines of the Cottanera winery: L'Ardenza. Produced in Castiglione di Sicilia, on the northern slope of Etna, L'Ardenza comes from 100% Mondeuse grapes. A red wine that fascinates and excites with its rich bouquet.

  • 1 Bot. 0.75 L
  • 2019
€23.00 (tax incl.) €18.85 (tax excl.)
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A rich, elegant and persistent wine, L'Ardenza is a pure Mondeuse, a vine from the Haute-Savoie that has found the perfect conditions in the extraordinary terroir of Etna to give us this fascinating red wine.

Classification: DOC Sicilia

Grape variety: 100% Mondeuse

Production area: Contrada Cottanera, Contrada Feudo di Mezzo in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia

Altitude: 750 m asl

Soil: lava

Training system: espalier

Average age of vines: 25 years

Vine density: 5700 plants/ha

Yield: 65 quintals/ha

Harvest: manual with small crates; second ten days of October

Vinification: destemming and maceration with skin contact at controlled temperature, 26-28°C, for about 25-30 days

Fermentation: at controlled temperature, 26-28°C, with constant pumping of must over grapes and wine-pressing. Malolactic fermentation in 225 lt French oak barrels

Aging: 14-16 months in medium and heavy toast French oak barrels (60% new). Followed by 18 months aging in bottle

Alcohol content: 13.5% vol

Colour: ruby red

Nose: a fresh vegetal note introduces intense and fruity hints of marasca, cherry and blueberry, which blend well with the pleasant and elegant balsamic, mineral and spicy notes

Palate: it is pleasantly fat, supported by high quality thick tannins and a pleasant sapid note. The finish is long and very persistent

Pairings: first courses with meat, lamb, aged cheeses

Produced and bottled by Cottanera S.r.l. - Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) - Italy

Alcohol level
Sicilia DOC

Cellars CottaneraTwo brothers Guglielmo and Enzo Cambria have created the Cottanera farming enterprise obtaining the millenial inheritance and giving life once again to a vine growing and wine producing area which has no equal in the world.

In the South and in particular for Sicily, the Etna area is equipped with unique possibilities to produce wines of great finesse, balance and body with elegant aromas and above all with rather high acidity values that give the wines produced freshness of aromas and flavors and good storage and aging capacity over time especially of red wines which here traditionally are based on Nerello Mascalese, with a small presence of Nero d'Avola, the most widespread and most important grape in the region, in addition to Nerello Cappuccio.

It was a difficult task, on the limits of the impossible, realized thanks to a plan based on quality, that quality which is not only a beautiful word but is made up of intelligence, energy, will, transport, faith and above all passion.

A passion which, like the lava in the bowels of the mountain, runs in the veins of men capable of great enterprises.

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