Cottanera Etna Rosso 2017
Grape Varietal: 90% Nerello Mascalese , 10 % Nerello Cappuccio
Vineyard: Contrada Cottanera, Castiglione di Sicilia
Vine Age: 15 years
Altitude: 720 meters above sea level
Soil: Lava-alluvial and lava-clavey
Training System: Espalier
Harvest: Last week of October (manual harvesting, with small crates)
Yield per acre: 7,500 kg/ha
Fermentation: Destemming and maceration with skin contact, at controlled temperature, for about 20-25 days. Fermentation in stainless steel, at controlled temperature (28°C) with frequent pumping of must over grapes and wine-pressing.
Aging: In stainless steel for about 5 months
Alcohol content: 13% alcohol by volume
Production: 120,000 bottles
Tasting Notes: Vibrant ruby red in color. Delightful scents of raspberry and blackberry, wild flowers interwoven with light mineral scents. Very pleasant freshness on the palate, with a fresh tasting hint of acid.
Formats Available: 750 ml
Other Vintages available: 2015, 2016