ETNA DOC ROSSO
CONTRADA SANTO SPIRITO 2016 PARTICELLA 466
Production area: Contrada Santo Spirito, Passopisciaro, Etna | Northern exposure.
Grapes: 90% Nerello Mascalese – 10% Nerello Cappuccio.
Altitude: 780 mt. a.s.l.
Soil: black, brownish volcanic sand; volcanic rocks. Fertile soil, rich in alkaline and ferrous elements.
Training system: bush-training with chestnut poles. Up to 100 years old vines.
Plantation density: on average 8000 vines/Ha.
Average yield: 40 quintals.
Harvest: manual, hand selected, end of October.
Vinification: fermentation in truncated cone-shaped oak vats with indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation fully run.
Ageing: 24 months in French oak barrels (Ovum) and 12 months in the bottle.
Tasting: bright elegant ruby red colour with an intense bouquet of red berries, sour cherry and flinty notes. On the palate is mineral, with well balanced tannins and a sapid and succulent finish.
Alcohol content: 13,5% vol.
Serving temperature: 18-20 ° C.