Rosso
Etna DOC

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Primaterra nerello mascalese

Year
2012

Grape
Nerello Mascalese 90% Nerello Capuccio 10%

Alcohol degree
14,5%

Production area
C.da Sciaranova Etna Nord

Type of soil
A mixture volcanic soil with frame and organic substances

Vineyard Altitude
800/850 metres a.s.l.

Vine stocks per hectare
6500 rammed cordon breeding

Climate
Hot year with rainfall absent until September. From September, few rains of short duration. above average temperature until harvest.

Harvest
By hand during the second decade of October.

Vinification
In steel with a brief pre-fermentative maceration and then fermented at 26°C for 15 days.

Ripening
n French oak barrels ( 225 liters) for 16 months on the fine lees. 2 months in steel and 3 mounths in bottle.

Other data
Total acidity 5.40 pH 3.65

Organoleptic characteristics
Ruby red color, it expresses an intense and variegated nose with hints of berries and cherry. Spicy and ethereal notes. Mineral scent with a savory, warm, quite tannic and persistent taste. Wine that shows good possibilities for further evolution.