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Il Musmeci Rosso Riserva Speciale di Roberto Silva

We decided to dedicate our CRU of Nerello Mascalese to the Musmeci family, and especially to Mr. Ignazio Musmeci, the one who for many years has kept "I Vigne di Fessina" with so much love that allowed us to work on vines of over eighty years old . It is the story of this extraordinary land, with its landscapes, its colors, its civilization that interweave with the destiny of people. And to the wine that will be born. This special edition connects the memory of Ignazio to Roberto, which started this company with Silvia, it’s another dedication to the heart and soul of Fessina, a special wine connected with the emotional path of the estate beginning, a dream connected with our oldest roots.

DENOMINATION: Etna Rosso D.O.C.Riserva

VARIETAL: Nerello Mascalese 100%

TASTING NOTE

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

EXPOSITION: North-Est

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.

HARVEST: October

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

Vintage 2017

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 old Vineyard was extremely accurate, collecting only the best Mascalese bunches in a strictly accurate and manual session. The hidden position, protected by the sciara and the extremely sandy soil rich in pumice and powder have led to a wine that stands out for its feminine and austere elegance, rich in citrus notes, Mediterranean scrub, ash, rose petal and forest floor, the small wild fruit develops on the final, round and persistent, slightly sweet and still very young tannins with a marked acidity. Our RS was produced only in Magnum, laying the foundations for an iconic wine. Our old vineyard is designed to represent the heart of the company.

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