Appellation: Etna doc Rosso
Variety: Nerello Mascalese (85%), Nerello Cappuccio (15%)
Production Area: Contrada Santo Spirito, Solicchiata di Castiglione di Sicilia
Number of bottles: 12,310
Altitude: 800 meters above sea level
Average age of vines: 20 years
Yield: 8,000 kg/ha
System of cultivation: spurred cordon
Vine density: 6,500 plants/ha
Vinification: Gentle destemming and maceration with skin contact. Fermentation at controlled temperature with constant pumping of must over grapes and wine-pressing.
Refining: Malolactic fermentation triggered by native yeasts about 12 months in steel tanks then at least 6 months in bottle
Alcohol: 14.0% (2019)
Sugars: 2.5 g/lt
Total acidity: 5.50 g/lt
Type of soil: lava (lava flow of 1953)
Harvest: Second half of October Best served with red meats, mature cheeses, food with intense taste 18-20° C
Harvesting: Manual, in 20 kilos crates
Color, Smell and Taste: intense ruby intense, little red fruits, tobacco, cherry with a balsamic note elegant, complex, balanced, fresh.
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