A dedication to mother Etna, to her richness and fertility. A wine born from a manual selection of a single eruption, a frame, a portrait of the Volcano
DENOMINATION: Etna Rosso D.O.C.
VARIETALS: Nerello Mascalese 100%
COLOR: light ruby
SCENT: violet, ink, pink pepper, iron, and wild red berries
TASTE: round and soft tannins. Spicy and velvety, with high vertical acidity and a sweet, herbaceous and persistent finish
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRODUCTION AREA
PRODUCTION AREA: Rovittello, 1911 Eruption
VINEYARD SURFACE: 1/2 ha
AGE OF THE VINEYARD: 1932
ALTITUDE: 700 mt
HARVEST TIME: October
YELD PER HA: 5.000 kg
VINIFICATION: 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.
FERMENTATION: fermentation with controlled temperature maceration in stainless steel tanks
TIME OF MACERATION ON THE PEELS: 6 to 9 days of maceration depending on the vintages, fermentation temperatures between 23 and 26 ° c to extract color and perfumes
AGING: aging in French oak tonneaux and 35hl barrels for 24 months, plus 12 months in bottle
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 3.300
Vintage 2017 weather trend
The 2017 vintage was characterized by a cool and mild winter until the end of December. January was very dry while the entire months of February and March were characterized by the rigidity of the climate and the frequent snowfalls even at low altitudes up to the first half of May, where there was a temperature rise with highs around 30 ° C. For the following four months we have witnessed extreme thermal situations with highs that have touched 40 ° C, accompanied by very hot Scirocco winds. The manual selection of the 1911 sciara led to a slightly late harvest, due to the slow phenolic ripening of the area, bringing very sparse and concentrated bunches to the cellar, moreover the more basaltic and rocky soils guaranteed a greater thrust in depth and elegance. Our Erse Rosso 1911 expands to the nose with hints of violet, ash and eucalyptus leaf, has notes of spices, white pepper and ink, the palate has tannins that are still young but full-bodied, 2017 will surely be a project with great potential aging, which enhances the elegance of Rovittello by portraying a snapshot of a vineyard with unique characteristics.
Vintage 2018 weather trend
2018 vintage was characterized by a rainy winter, with temperatures that almost never dropped below freezing. However, since February there has been an almost total absence of rainfalls until April. Spring experienced drought phenomena until late July, pushing the bush vines to a rich and satisfying ripening. However, the rains from August to October, except for mid-September, reached an unusual trend of over 800 mm, that is, the quality of more than a year of rainfall. The wines are more slender than the previous vintage, more feminine, floral and with a higher acidity than the average. Erse Rosso 2019 opens to the nose with hints of ink and small red fruit, graphite, black pepper, is slender and mineral, with an elegant, floral and excellent drinking tannic center.