APPELLATION Etna Rosso DOC
GRAPE Nerello Mascales
TRAINING SYSTEM Alberello Etneo
SOIL Red Pozzolan of volcanic origin
PATTERN Square 100x100 cm
DENSITY 9000 vines x H
VINEYARD AGE Between 70 and 100 year
ASPECT South East
ALTITUDE 600 m a.s.l
LOCATION 37°38’57” N 15°05’39”
TREATMENTS Copper and Sulfur
VINIFICATION Stainless Steel
AGEING 1 year in Chestnut Barrique from Etna and 1 year in bottle
BOTTLES PRODUCED 260 (750 ml)
ALCOHOL 13% ABV
The colours used throughout our designs are reminiscent of the Etna volcano: the black of the lava stone, the red of the lava and the white of the snow. Each of our wines has a unique label design that includes a technical illustration representing the philosophies and emotions of the demanding terrain that hosts the extreme viticulture of Etna Doc.
C14 is the radioactive carbon isotope - a percentage of which is found carbonized in wood and is incorporated into volcanic deposits which allows the dating of eruptions up to 40,000 years ago.
One of the most common forest wood species on Etna is chestnut. Its wood, as per Etnea tradition, is used both for the poles in support of the vines and for the construction of the barrels.