Sul Vulcano Etna Rosso Donnafugata
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Sul Vulcano Etna Rosso Donnafugata wines

Volcanic red wine from Donnafugata

Sul Vulcano 2021 by Donnafugata is a red wine from Etna of great elegance and clarity. A surprising volcanic wine with a fruity bouquet with balsamic and spicy hints. On the palate Sul Vulcano conquers because it is extraordinarily enveloping, fresh and juicy, with silky tannins, good minerality and persistence.

  • 75 cl.
  • 2021

€21.30 Tax included

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Sul Vulcano 2021 Etna Rosso DOC - Donnafugata Estate

Donnafugata's Etna Rosso Sul Vulcano is obtained mainly from the red grape variety of the prestigious Etna DOC denomination. Nerello Mascalese grapes, with a small part of Nerello Cappuccio grapes, for an emblematic red wine of Etna. By the glass Sul Vulcano brings to life the magic of one of the most beloved places in Italy, Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The refined label depicts the "Mountain", Etna for the locals, with the face of the volcano goddess.

Denomination: Etna Rosso DOC

Type: Red wine

Grape Variety: Nerello Mascalese 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 above sea level

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

Training system: sapling or counter-espalier

Type of pruning: spurred cordon

Density of vines per hectare: approximately 4,500 plants per hectare

Grape yield per hectare: 45-65 quintals/ha

Harvesting: grapes carefully selected and harvested manually in boxes between the end of September and the first half of October

Vinification: in the cellar the bunches are selected again on the vibrating table and thanks to a latest generation destemmer only the perfectly ripe grapes are chosen

Fermentation: in steel with maceration on the skins for 8-10 days at a temperature of 25°C

Aging: 12 months, partly in tanks and partly in French oak (second and third passage barriques)

Bottle refinement: at least 10 months before being marketed

Analytical data of the wine: total acidity 5.2 g/l, pH 3.56

Alcoholic content: 14% vol.

Color: light ruby ​​red

Nose: intense and elegant bouquet, spicy and fruity with fresh and pleasant balsamic notes. It offers aromas of strawberry, black cherry and oriental spices such as star anise and cardamom

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

Pairings: perfect red wine with appetizers and Sicilian dishes based on aubergines or mushrooms, with roasted fish and with stewed or roasted meats. Versatile wine excellent with both Mediterranean cuisine and dishes from culinary traditions from all over the world, from North American cuisine (such as chicken wings or hamburgers) to Asian cuisine as long as it is not too spicy. Also worth trying with fusion cuisine such as Tex-Mex, with meat and legume-based dishes

Serving temperature: 16-18°C

Longevity: over 5 years

First vintage: 2016

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

Nerello mascalese
Etna Rosso DOC
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