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Etna Rosso 2011

Graci

Light ruby color. Fruit and volcanic dynamics. A slender wine – its sweetness of the fruit is compressed by the mineral tannic game. An incredible wine: vinous.

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€15.95 *
0.75 Litres (21.27€/L)
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Delivery time: 3-7 days

Complexity
Fruit and density

Vine
100% Nerello Mascalese (autochthonous from Etna)

Serving Temperature
18°C

Appellation
DOC

Alcohol Percentage
13,5% vol.

The comment of our oenologist

This base red wine is already a masterpiece. Easy to drink, one can enjoy its substance: flavorful, structured and essential. For the nose, it seems a wine from the Bourgogne, but one of the rich and mature vintages. Important minerals in the mouth in contrast with great density, perfectly dynamic for a stimulating drinking experience.

Details

Winery
Graci

Region
Sicilia

Terroir
North-East side of Etna, Passopisciaro-Castiglione di Sicilia in the province of Catania. Altitude: between 600 and 700 m above sea level. Dark soils with volcanic origins and with great structure; loamy sand and sandy loam, with a neutral ph, non-calcareous, very rich in iron and high concentration of nitrogen. Dry climate, airy, Sicilian sun, and a breeze that blows down from the volcano during the nights - an incredible combination.
Grape variety
100% Nerello Mascalese (autochthonous from Etna)

Cultivation Method
Density of stems per ha: between 6.000 and 10.000.
Vinification & Aging
Traditional red fermentation without the use of selected yeasts and without a controlled temperature in conic oak vats. Maceration on the skins for 12/15 days. Aging: 12 months in big oak vats with spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Aging in the bottle: 2 months.
Analytical Data
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Longevity
Good longevity, however even better when enjoyed young.

To Decant
Not needed.

Allergenic Information
Contains Sulfites