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
CARACTHERISTIC OF PRODUCTION AREA
VINEYARD SURFACE: 1/2 ha
AGE OF THE VENEYARD: plus 100 years old
ALTITUDE: 700 mt.
SOIL COMPOSITION: Rovittello, the pulsating heart of Fessina, is gathered between two semi-circular lava flows, a nest that brings to mind the ancient concept of French clos. The soil is fine and deep, composed mainly of pumice, fine destructured clays and ancient powders. The terroir has centenarians rootstocks, mainly consisting of Alberelli of Nerello Mascalese, a small portion of Nerello Cappuccio and some plants of Carricante and Minnella. Terraces mark the centuries dividing the various genotypes and the various ages. This cauldron of biodiversity is revealed hidden, an amphitheater that protects and develops a unique specificity that gives it feminine, irony and finely spicy notes. The approximately 8000 plants per hectare and the difference of genotypical character and age are a clear symbol of peasant agriculture on the volcano, made of ancient handmade vineyards, tradition and history.
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