Cottanera interprets Etna through the lens of international grape varieties like Syrah. Sole di Sesta shows chewy berry and smoked bacon overtones that are characteristic of the grape, with enhanced mineral finesse that is typical of volcanic soil.
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Vines: 100% Syrah
Soil: the grapes come from soil both of lavic and alluvial origin
From the growth: guyot
Vinification: different pump-over per day followed by dèlestage
Maceration: permanent contact with the skins for 20 days
Ageing: malolactic fermentation in new barrels of French Allier oak at medium toasting. The period of permanence in wood is 12 months
Colour: intensive rubin
Nose: yielded sweet, mediterranean stain, chocolate, black pepper
Palate: good structure and length, warm, solar
Analytic data: alcohol 14°, pH 3.45, total acidity 6.0 g/l
Characteristics: the Sole di Sesta of intensive rubin colour with purplish reflexes introduces notes of red fruit with a fresh green nuance and a fund of spiced and floral notes. Full, balanced, rich of pulp, body tonic rich in well sustained noble tannins from a good acidity, of big class the long and persistent closing.
Food Pairing Suggestions: lamb, meat, sausage in sauce