Wine Details

Cottanera Etna Rosso DOC

Crafted from the autoctonous Sicilian grape Nerello Mascalese, a dark-skinned variety that grows most commonly on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Etna, the grapes for this daily red come from some of the most prestigious “contrada” or single vineyard sites. The Etna Rosso DOC is vibrant ruby red in color with evident floral notes, fresh and intense, accompanied by perfumes of wild berries, currant and raspberry. In the mouth, the wine is lean, yet velvety, with long, sweet tannins complemented by lively and persistent fruit.

Region:

Producer:

Cottanera

Classification:

Etna DOC

Variety:

100% Nerello Mascalese

Number of bottles produced:

90,000

Production area:

Contrada Cottanera, Contrada Diciasettesalme, Contrada Feudo di Mezzo, Zottorinoto (Castiglione di Sicilia)

Altitude:

670-770 meters (2,198-2,526 feet) a.s.l.

Age of vines:

25-30 years

Yield:

7,000 kg/ha

Training:

espalier

Vine density:

5,700 plants/ha

Vinification:

Destemming and temperature-controlled fermentation for 10-12 days. Maceration on the skins for about 25 days at 27-28°C (80-82°F) followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in stainless steel for ~10 months.

Refining:

6 months in bottle

Alcohol content:

14.5% vol.

pH level:

3.7

Acidity:

5.2 g/L

Soil:

Lava-alluvial and lava-clay

Time of harvest:

Mid-end of October

Harvest:

Manual, with small crates