Technical sheet

  • Denomination: Etna Rosato DOC
  • Variety: Nerello Mascalese 100%
  • Type of soil: volcanic sands with a good presence of red pumice
  • Altitude: 640 metres above sea level
  • Year of planting: 2016
  • Production area: North-East side, municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia in contrada Palmellata
  • Training system: spalier trained with spurred cordon
  • Density of vines: 5.600
  • Yield per hectare: 60 quintals
  • Harvest period: second decade of October
  • Crushing: grapes harvested manually in small boxes in the early hours of the morning. Destemmed and softly pressed
  • Maceration: cold maceration, in the press, for about 2 hours
  • Alcoholic fermentation: about 20 days at 15°C in stainless steel tanks
  • Ageing: 10 months in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees, the 20% of the wine refines in french oak tonneau of 600 l.
  • Ageing in bottle: 12 months at a constant temperature (18°C).

Organoleptic characteristics

  • Colour: pink onion skin with coppery highlights
  • Aroma:  elegant notes of small red fruits and raspberries, alternated with citrus scents that recall “tarocco” blood orange, are followed by typical aromas of the Mediterranean maquis, of myrtle and juniper, which are accompanied on the finish by light toasted hints that refer to hazelnuts.
  • Taste: the juicy and fresh palate evolves into a long and smooth sip, pleasantly soft, which delights the mouth with a mineral and dry sensation combined with delicate toasted notes on the finish.