Etna Rosso Contrada Marchesa Donnafugata
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Contrada Marchesa Donnafugata

Etna Rosso DOC Contrada Marchesa - Donnafugata Cellars

Nerello Mascalese in purity, Contrada Marchesa by Donnafugata is a cru of Etna, an icon of great personality and volcanic elegance enhanced by extremely fine tannins. Elegance both on the palate for the extraordinary Etna terroir and on the eye thanks to the bottle label, full of charm that represents a volcano-goddess with an aristocratic face and the medieval village of Castiglione di Sicilia with its vineyards interspersed with the ashes of the volcano. Contrada Marchesa is a refined, inimitable, long-lived and balanced Etna red wine. Excellent prestige gift idea.

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Denomination: Etna Rosso DOC

Grape variety: Nerello Mascalese, the main red grape variety native of Etna 

Production area: Eastern Sicily, on the northern slope of Etna, in the Marchesa district at Castiglione di Sicilia

Altitude: 750 m a.s.l.

Soil: lava soil with sandy texture, deep and rich in minerals

Climate: well ventilated and sunny, Contrada Marchesa is characterized by lower rainfall than the other slopes of Etna. Summers are cool, characterized by strong temperature changes between day and night. Temperatures are averagely colder and and ripening is later

Vineyard: partly etnean Alberello (bush vine) with 6,900 plants per hectare, 80 plus years old, and partly VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) trained with spurred cordon pruning 

Plant density: 5000 plants per hectare

Yield: 50 quintals per hectare

Harvesting: manual harvesting in boxes

Vinification: a further selection of the grapes in the cellar on a vibrating table and subsequent selection of the berries thanks to a destemmer that selects only perfectly ripe berries. Fermentation in steel with maceration on the skins for 10-12 days at a temperature of 25°C. 

Aging: for 14 months in French oak (second and third passage barriques) and at least 18 months in the bottle before being marketed 

Alcoholic content: 13.5% vol

Color: light ruby red in color

Nose: fragrant bouquet with fruity, floral and aromatic herbs scents

Palate: great balance and fine tannic texture

Longevity: over 10 years

Food & Wine: excellent with risotto, meat, and game. Try also with legume or vegetable soups delicately spiced

Method and temperature of service: Serve in large goblets at 18°C

First vintage: 2017

Bottled by Donnafugata Srl - Randazzo - Italy

Alcohol level
Nerello mascalese
Etna Rosso DOC
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