Sul Vulcano Etna Rosso Donnafugata
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Sul Vulcano Etna Rosso Donnafugata

Etna Rosso Sul Vulcano 2019 - Donnafugata

Great elegance and clarity distinguish the 2019 vintage of Sul Vulcano by Donnafugata. An Etna Rosso with a bouquet of red fruit and balsamic and spicy scents, with well-present and silky tannins. On the palate it is enveloping, fresh and juicy, characterized by good minerality and persistence.

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Denomination: Etna Rosso DOC

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese, the main black-berry vine of the prestigious Etna appellation, and a small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio.

Production zone: Eastern Sicily, north side of Etna, between Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia

Altitude: from 730 to 750 m s.l.m.

Soil: sandy texture lavic soil. Deep, rich in minerals

Climate: This area north of the volcano is characterized by precipitation lower than the average of the other slopes of Etna. Summers are cool, characterized by strong temperature changes between day and night

Vineyard: etnean Alberello (bush vine) and VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) trained with spurred cordon pruning

Plant density: about 4,500 plants per hectare

Yield: 45 - 65

Harvesting: manual harvesting of grapes into crates with careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard. The harvest began on October 11th and ended on October 21st

Vinification: Once the clusters reach the winery they undergo further selection on a vibrating table, followed by grape selection thanks to a latest generation destemmer, able to discard the green and overripe grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for 8-10 days at a temperature of 25°C

Aging: 14 months, partly in the tank and partly in French oak (second and third passage barriques) and then at least 7 months in bottle before be marketed

Alcoholic content: 13.5% vol.

Color: light ruby ​​red

Nose: with notes of red fruits (raspberries and cherries) along with hints of fresh balsamic mint and delicate spicy nuances of white pepper

Palate: it is fresh and with a good structure, with ripe tannins and a balanced and persistent finish

Longevity: over 5 years

Food & Wine: Perfect with Mediterranean antipasti and first courses based on eggplant or mushrooms, meat and roast stew. Pairing options are numerous: from North-American cuisine (chicken wings, hamburgers) to moderate spicy Asian dishes (beef stir-fried, dumplings) to fusion cuisine like Tex-Mex based on meat and beans

Serving temperature: 18°C

First vintage: 2016

Bottled at the origin by the Azienda Agricola DONNAFUGATA S.r.l. - MARSALA - ITALY - A RANDAZZO

Alcohol level
Nerello Mascalese - Nerello Cappuccio
Etna Rosso DOC
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