Wine Details

Cottanera Etna Rosato DOC (Rosé)

The Etna Rosato is 100% Nerello Mascalese, from vineyards in the Diciasettesalme contrada, positioned just north of the volcano, with a mix of volcanic and alluvial soils. This highly-esteemed variety takes its name from the Mascali plain between Mt. Etna and the coast where it is thought to have originated. The variable volcanic soils of Etna combined with high vineyard elevations (some of the highest in Europe) help produce wines with immense character and complexity, and without the excessive weight that sometimes characterize Sicilian red wines from lower altitudes. The Rosato bursts with floral notes of iris, wisteria and rose, paired with the freshness of aromatic herbs. This is a rich, complex, flavorful wine that embodies the typical characteristics of the volcanic soil from which it comes.

Region:

Producer:

Cottanera

Varietal:

100% Nerello Mascalese

Vineyard:

Contrada Diciassettesalme, Castiglione di Sicilia

Yield:

7,000 kg/ha

Aging:

In stainless steel on lees

Alcohol content:

13.0%

Age of vines:

10 years

pH level:

3.15

Acidity:

6.5 g/l

Production:

6,000 bottles

Soil:

Lava-clay

Training:

Espalier

Average altitude:

750 meters (2460 feet) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Temperature-controlled (<4°C/39°F) cryo-maceration for 4/5 hours in press to achieve perfect color extraction. Cold maceration and setting. Temperature-controlled (17°C/62°F) fermentation for about 20 days.

Harvest:

First ten days of September - manual, with small crates

Recent press reviews

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Cottanera Etna Rosato DOC (Rosé) 2021

Falstaff Magazine (92)- "Bright shiny pink. A hint of flint, orange zest and pink grapefruit on the nose. Elegant on the palate, with a juicy, racy train, pleasant freshness and a long finish."

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Cottanera Etna Rosato DOC (Rosé) 2021

James Suckling (92)- "A charming nose of strawberries, lemon cream and fresh flowers. Medium-bodied with plenty of mineral complexity. Roses, berries, wet stone and steel on the palate. Bright acidity. Fresh."

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Cottanera Etna Rosato DOC (Rosé) 2020

James Suckling (92)- "Loads of mineral character to this, from hot tile to chalk, together with notes of sour cherries and even a hint of damson. Medium-bodied with the same complex character to the lingering flavors. Well-balanced, serious rosé, made from nerello mascalese grapes. Enjoy now.”"