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

94

Cottanera Contrada Feudo di Mezzo Etna Rosso DOC 2018

James Suckling (94)- "Extremely floral aromas here with red fruit and hints of toffee and meat. Medium to full body, round and creamy tannins and a delicious, creamy finish. This is will age nicely. Drink now or hold."

93+

Cottanera Contrada Feudo di Mezzo Etna Rosso DOC 2017

Wine Advocate (93+)- "The Cottanera 2017 Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo draws its fruit from one of the grand cru sites of Etna, if you care to classify the appellation vineyards in that manner. From a hot vintage, this wine shows depth and concentration that gives the wine weight and a heavy center of gravity. That makes all the difference in terms of mouthfeel. This wine finishes fermentation in oak and ages in French oak casks for up to 16 months, and the wine's volume and texture have been considerably enhanced as a result. The quality of fruit is solid, and the wine shows pretty acidity thanks to vineyard sites located at a cool 750 meters in elevation."

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."