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Etna Rosso Biologico

DOC Etna

The famous native Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes grown on high-elevation volcanic slopes of Mount Etna produce a rich and complex wine with a great minerality and flavoursome aromas such as red fruit, herbs, spices and liquorice. On the palate, this volcanic wine is well-balanced, with refined tannins and a long balsamic finish.

Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese 80% - Nerello Cappuccio 20%

Vineyards : the soil is volcanic, very rich in minerals, at an altitude of 700-750 m above sea level, with good range of temperature between day and night; training system: espalier spurred cordon

Harvest : by hand into crates, in the mid-end of October

Maceration : for approximately 10-15 days

Fermentation : controlled temperature (24-26°C

Ageing : mainly in stainless steel vats, 50% of the wine stays 5-6 months in barrique and 3-4 in large oak casks; the ageing is completed by a stay of 6 months in the bottle

Alcohol content : 13% vol.

Colour : ruby red with garnet highlights due to ageing

Nose : expressive and elegant with notes of red fruit, herbs, spices and liquorice

Palate : warm, robust and lingering with a pleasant balsamic finish

Food Pairings : flavourful pasta dishes, roasted game, grilled meats and semi-aged cheeses

Serving temperature : 16-18°C