Sosta Tre Santi
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
Raccolta: 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