De Rerum Aetna – Red Wine



Etna DOP Rosso

Etna – Denomination of Protected Origin Red

Vineyard: Nerello Mascalese 100%.

Cultivation system: sapling on lava stone terraces.

Age of the vinyards: 80 years.

Production Area: East side of Mount Etna, Contrada Rocca d’Api, in Zafferana Etnea.

Altitude: 500 m a.s.l.

Climate: of high hills with wide fluctuations in temperature between day and night.

Type of soil:volcanic sandy, mixed with stones, rich in mineral salts.

Vine density: 7.000 plants per hectare.

Yield per hectare: 40 Ql.

Vinification: harvest in early October in small boxes with careful selection of the grapes. After destemming, the grapes ferment on the skins at 20/22 ° C with repeated pumping over until the end of fermentation for about 3 weeks.

Ageing: 3 months on fine lees, 18 months in large casks of Etna chestnut (2000 lt).

Colour: dense carmine red and pearly of garnet reflections.

Bouquet: powerful, rich and elegant. Notes of withered red rose, predominance of spicy, hints of cocoa, leather, tobacco and red fruit jam, mineral of wet stone and balsamic notes.

Taste: dry, intense, velvety, with tannins of elegant evolution , pleasant sapidity, gustative balance and aromatic persistence.

Alcohol content: 13,5 % vol.

Food matches: dishes of great structure, sauces, meat roasts rich in spices, tasty game and very seasoned cheeses. Excellent meditation wine.

Serving temperature: 18-20 °C.

Production manager: Leonardo La Corte

Bottle: Rhenish bottle BC, (8,1 x 32,1 cm) in dark glass, high protection AG. Bottles 75 cl.

Stopper: straight cork in one-piece natural cork, Premium Plus A 45 x 26 mm.


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