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Etna Rosso, "Akraton"

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Etna Rosso, "Akraton"

The vines to make this wine are cultivated naturally and sustainably without any use of chemicals. The grape must is only fermented with native yeasts. The wine is then aged in botti from 220 to 500 liters for a minimum of two years and no stainless steel is ever used. The botti are stored in a natural underground cavern that maintains a temperature between 46 to 52°F all year.
Racking takes place respecting the lunar phase and only a limited amount of metabisulfite is used upon bottling.

Akraton = pure wine in Greek

Appellation:          Etna Rosso DOC
Type:                         Red, dry
Grape variety:      Nerello Mascalese / Nerello Cappuccio
Region:                    Sicilia

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: garnet red Aroma: ripe fruit, cherry, herbs and dried flowers Palate: dry, savory tannins Pairing: red meats

Vinyard Notes:
Production Area: Randazzo, Province of Catania. Altitude: between 600 and 700 meters asl, northern exposure Production: 3,800kg p/Ha Age of vines: 40 years Soil Type: volcanic, well-drained – mostly very rich in iron and nitrogen. Harvest: beginning of November

Winemaking Notes:
Fermentation: 12-day maceration period Maturation: aged in tonneau for 12 months