Theresa Eccher - Etna Rosso 'Passione' 2020

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Country: Italy

Region: Sicilia

Appellation: Etna doc Rosso

Vintage: 2019

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)

PH: 3.35

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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