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Sosta Tre Santi

Nerello Mascalese

IGT Sicilia

Sosta Tre Santi Nerello Mascalese is our ‘Cru’ of Etna: a full-bodied red wine made with only the best grapes from Mt Gorna vineyards. Produced in a limited series, it is the highest expression of a passion for winemaking and a love for wine that, for more than one hundred years, has inspired the work of the Nicosia family.

Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese

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 : cold maceration for 24 hours

Fermentation : on the skins follows for 3 weeks at a controlled temperature of 22°C

Ageing : aged in French oak barrique for 12 months and in the bottle for at least 12 months

Alcohol content : 13,5% vol.

Colour : ruby red with garnet highlights due to ageing

Nose : intense and spicy with elegant red berry notes and hints of aromatic herbs, and marked balsamic overtones

Palate : well structured and full-bodied, displays an excellent balance with a long finish

Food Pairings : wonderful accompaniment to red meats, cold cuts and aged cheeses

Serving temperature : 16-18°C