Etna Rosso comes from the skillful vinification of the Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio autochthonous grapes of Etna. Vinified in steel barrels and aged in oak barrels. Wine with an intense and spicy aroma, it goes well with roasts, boiled meats and white meats.
Serving temperature 18 ° -20 ° C.
Area if Production: Castiglione di Sicilia, northern slopes of mount Etna
Winemaker notes: After the grapes are harvested by hand in small crates they are quickly brought to the winery where they are manually selected on a belt-conveyor. Then they are destemmed and not completely crushed, and sent to concrete tanks, where they macerate for about 10/12 days at a temperature of 22/25 °C. After fermentation, the grapes are left to macerate for a few days more, then wine is separated from grape skins, which are pressed with the traditional vertical press. The wine aged 6 months into big wooden barrels and 3 months in bottle before release.
Grape Variety/Blend: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio
Tasting notes: Ruby red with faint purple, typical of this variety which is not very rich in color. Clear hints of red berries, morello cherry and black cherry on the nose. The taste is characterized by its typical balanced tannins and a surprising fullness, flavor and persistence.