Vena Aetna – Red Wine 2016
Etna DOC Red Wine
Etna – Denomination of Controlled Origin Red
Vineyard: Nerello Mascalese 90%, Nerello Cappuccio 10%.
Cultivation system: sapling on the row.
Age of the vinyards: 40 years.
Production Area: East side of Mount Etna, in Zafferana Etnea.
Altitude: 550 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: 6.000 plants per hectare.
Yield per hectare: 50 Ql.
Vinification: harvest at the end of September. After destemming and pressing, the grape are fermented on the skins at 26-28 °C with pumping repeated until the end of fermentation for about 8/12 days.
Ageing: 6 months, 50% in oak barrels (in 225 lt), 50% chestnut barrels (in 500 lt).
Colour: ruby red.
Bouquet: ripe red fruits, dry rose, bark, hot spices and flint stone.
Taste: dry, with plesant tannins, balanced sapidity, full-bodied, with enveloping intensity and plesant aromatic persistence.
Alcohol content: 13,5 % vol.
Food matches: it goes well with red meat, wild game and mature cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C.
Production manager: Leonardo La Corte
Bottle: bordeaux bottle, of type “noble” (7,3 x 31,9 cm) in white glass. Bottles 75 cl.
Stopper: technical cork, flanged stoppers, environmentally sustainable, in sugarcane biopolymer, zero carbon footprint impact, Nomacorc SelectGreen100. 44 x 24 mm.