Cottanera Etna Rosso Diciassettesalme 2016
Grape Varietal: Nerello Mascalese
Vineyard: Contrada Diciassettesalme, Castiglione di Sicilia
Vine Age: 12 years
Altitude: 750 meters above sea level
Training System: Espalier
Harvest: First 10 days into October (manual harvesting, with small crates)
Yield per acre: 7,000 kg/ha
Fermentation: Gentle destemming and maceration with skin contact, at controlled temperature(28°C) for about 25-30 days. Fermentation in controlled temperature (26-28°C), with constant pumping of must over grapes and wine-pressing. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.
Aging: 8 months in large oak barrels
Alcohol content: 14% alcohol by volume
Production: 15,000 bottles
Tasting Notes: Aromas of forest floor, scorched earth, dark spice and a toasted note lift from the glass. The aromas follow through to the palate along with dried morello cherry, grilled sage and a hint of coconut while close-grained tannins provide support.
Formats Available: 750 ml
Other Vintages available: 2015