Erse, the call of the sunrise and the dew at dawn. "The blue of the drops of the dew." The blue of the sky of Etna.
DENOMINATION: Etna Rosato D.O.C.
VARIETALS: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
ENOLOGIST/AGRONOMIST: Giandomenico Negro
COLOR: raspberry rosè
SCENT: dry flowers, sour cherry, pomegranate, acacia honey
TASTE: complex, fresh and with an intense and well-balanced acidity. A structured and ample rosé, savory and mineral, with a long and persistent finish
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRODUCTION AREA
PRODUCTION AREA: Rovittello
VINEYARD SURFACE: 1 ha
AGE OF THE VINEYARD: 2007
ALTITUDE: 700 mt.
SOIL COMPOSITION: Rovittello
HARVEST TIME: October
YIELD PER HA: 6.000 kg
VINIFICATION AND AGING: soft de-stemming and crushing with rollers after a careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard and on the sorting belt in the cellar
PRE-MACERATION ON THE PEELS: cold pre-maceration on the peels for 2-14 °C for 12 hours
FERMENTATION: the beginning of the fermentation with hat raising and continuation of the same in stainless steel
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5.000
Vintage 2015 weather trend
Harsh winter with a lot of rainfalls, the accumulation of water allowed a good vegetative development and a great blossoming. Heavy rains in the middle of August invigorated the vineyard, creating a good water source and vitality for the vineyard. Alternating moments of little rainfalls and warm weeks at the beginning of September guaranteed dry and ripened grapes. A great harvest fable to give wines with a good aging potential and complexity.
Vintage 2017 weather trend
2017 vintage will be remembered for a dry and extremely scorching summer all around the peninsula. But, once again Etna “ A’Muntagna” goes off the grid : even in these extreme conditions the volcano protected the vineyards making the weather mild. Summer hand not the excessive conditions that has been registered all around the island. Our centenary vineyards indeed didn’t suffered the weather conditions. The red grapes reached a great phenolic maturation, with a good set of anthocyanins and a unusual richness and readiness of already round tannins. We expected wines with great aging potential and strong alcoholic percentage with silky and huge tannins. Erse Rosato 2017 it’s balanced and very aromatic, with structure and great body, floral and round with a long, complex and persistent end.