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Etna Rosso DOP

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Tasting Notes

100% Nerello Mascalese grapes, sourced from the north-eastern side of Mt. Etna, organically grown in the cool mountain climate (600mt asl) and in rich volcanic soils. A youthful version of Etna Rosso, aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees for 12 months.

Clear ruby red, with abundant red fruits, a bit of spiciness and flowers on the nose. Silky and smooth but with a tangy acidity that lifts redcurrant flavors and minerality. Long finish with pleasantly youthful tannins. Enjoy with traditional Sicilian pasta alla norma (pasta with eggplant and ricotta cheese), shrimp or mushroom risotto, pork and all savory meat dishes. Ideal serving temperature is 65°F (can be served with fish at 60°F).

2017 rated 90 Vinous, 91 JS

Winery

Vivera

Region

Sicilia

Varietal

100% Nerello Mascalese

Location of Vineyards

Linguaglossa, north-eastern side of Mt. Etna

Altitude

600mt asl

Type of Planting

Certified Organic

Soil

Volcanic soil with abundant rounded stones

Type of Cultivation

Vertical trellis, spur pruned cordon. 5,500 plants per ha

Vinification

Grapes are carefully selected and picked by hand usually during the first week of October. Fermentation at controlled temperatures of 79°-84°F for approx 15 days.

Aging

Aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees for 12 months. Prior to its release, it is refined in bottle for an additional 2 months.

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

7,000 bts

Oenologist

Irene Vaccaro, Loredana Vivera