DENOMINATION: Etna Rosso D.O.C.Riserva
VARIETAL: Nerello Mascalese 100%
COLOR: pale ruby with brick red shades
SCENT: ink, forest floor, rose petal, balsamic, ashes, goudron, licorice, figs, iron
TASTE: tannic center silky and velvety, high acidity and sharp mineral end, round and soft finish with a little hint of wild strawberries
CHARACTHERISTIC OF PRODUCTION AREA
VINEYARD SURFACE: 1/2 ha
AGE OF THE VENEYARD: plus 100 years old
ALTITUDE: 700 mt.
SOIL COMPOSITION: Rovittello
Milo, on the eastern side of Etna is the homeland for Carricante grapes, often lashed by strong rainfalls has the highest rain percentage around the whole island. The soil composition is complex with extreme pedo-climatic conditions, which if expertly supported are able to give unique wines for taste and longevity. The soil, made by centuries of the volcanic activity, has several layers of minerals and salts, pumice, lapilli, fine and light ash. This terroir, that has a subacid reaction, is particularly fertile and able to produce a very high total acidity. Here the Carricante finds its pure and typical expression. The unique conditions, in fact, allows to grow grapes at incredibly high altitudes, with a great late-ripening and aging potential.
YELD PER HA: 4.500 kg
VINIFICATION AND AGEING: soft destemming-crushing with rollers after a careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard and on the sorting belt in the cellar
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1000 magnums