Wine Details

Cottanera Contrada Feudo di Mezzo Etna Rosso DOC

Feudo di Mezzo is the largest contrada of the Etna DOC. Here the Nerello Mascalese exhibits an austere, dusky character with autumnal tones and a floral bouquet enhances by spice and red fruits. The palate is structured with rich tannins, destined for longevity.

Region:

Producer:

Cottanera

Varietal:

100% Nerello Mascalese

Vineyard:

Contrada Feudo di Mezzo, Castiglione di Sicilia

Yield:

6,000 kg/ha

Aging:

14-16 months in French oak casks

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Age of vines:

25-30 years

pH level:

3.77

Acidity:

5.1 g/l

Production:

7,000 bottles

Soil:

Lava

Training:

Espalier

Average altitude:

750-770 meters (2460-2526 feet) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Gentle destemming and temperature-controlled (28°C /82°F) maceration on the skins for about 30 days. Temperature-controlled fermentation (26-28°C/78-82°F), with constant pump-overs and pressing. Malolactic fermentation in French oak casks.

Harvest:

10-20 days into October - manual, with small crates

Bottling:

Aged 18 months in bottle

Recent press reviews

93

Cottanera Contrada Feudo di Mezzo Etna Rosso DOC 2017

Falstaff Magazine (93)- "Elegant, bright ruby ​​red. Delicate, red berry nose, with a hint of sea salt, cold smoke, iron aftertaste and light earthy notes. Dense and firm on the palate, shows powerful, tight tannins, hearty, extends over the tongue for a long time, earthy finish."

94

Cottanera Contrada Feudo di Mezzo Etna Rosso DOC 2016

Wine Advocate (94)- "This is a beautiful wine that is very representative of what a red wine from Etna should look and taste like. This classic rendition, the 2016 Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo, shows medium-thick fiber and impressive depth. This is a direct and incisive wine that hits the palate with lovely intensity and sharply defined angles. Compared to Cottanera's Etna Rosso Diciassettesalme, this wine is taller, broader and speaks in a louder voice. I tasted the open bottle again the next morning, and the wine was even softer, more fleshed out and delicious. About 8,000 bottles were produced."

93

Cottanera Contrada Feudo di Mezzo Etna Rosso DOC 2016

Falstaff Magazine (93)- "Powerful, shining ruby garnet. Opened with earthy-metallic notes, with ripe plums and some wild raspberries. Substantial and powerful on the palate, lots of gripping, hearty tannins, pronounced earthy notes in the finale."