Etna Bianco Monte San Nicolò
Organic Etna Bianco Monte Gorna
Etna Rosso Monte San Nicolò
Made from native Nerello Mascalese grapes grown with the ancient vine-training system called “alberello” on the South-eastern slopes of Etna volcano (at about 550-600 m a.s.l.) in Monte San Nicolò area, this red wine has a great character and a high aromatic concentration. Notes of red fruit, currant, cherry under spirit and sweet spices. On the palate it reveals smooth tannins and a warm, juicy taste, with a good structure, well-balance and long persistence.
Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese 100%
Vineyards: the soil is volcanic, very rich in minerals; the composition of the eruptive materials gave life to composite soils, often made up by red pumice stone; training system: alberello-trained system
Raccolta: by hand into crates, in the mid-end of October
Fermentation: for approximately 10-15 days at a controlled temperature (24-26°C)
Ageing: Mainly in stainless steel vats, 50% of the wine stays 5-6 months in barrique and 3-4 months in tonneaux; the ageing is completed by a stay of 6 months in the bottle
Alcohol content: 13% vol.
Colour: lively ruby red
Nose: intense and complex with notes of red fruit, currant, cherry under spirit and sweet spices
Palate: well-structured with smooth tannins and a warm, harmonious and juicy taste
Food Pairings: pasta dishes with ragout, game, cold cuts and mature cheese
Serving temperature: 16-18°C