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Etna Rosso, "Feudo di Mezzo"

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Etna Rosso, "Feudo di Mezzo"

Certified Organic

Appellation: Etna Rosso DOC
Type: Red, dry
Grape variety: 95% Nerello Mascalese 5% Nerello Cappuccio – indigenous to the Etna area
Region: Sicilia

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
An elegant wine, dark wild cherries, earthiness, tar and grilled herbs come together in this relative large-scaled, rustic wine for the Etna region.

Vinyard Notes:
Production area: the Feudo Di Mezzo vineyard on the northeastern slopes of Etna at Passopisciaro, Castiglione di Sicilia, Province of Catania Altitude: between 600 and nearly 700 meters, 2000 – 2300 feet above sea level Vine density: 8,000 plants per hectare or 8,000 plants for every 2 ½ acres. Soil types: dark brown in color, volcanic in origin, well-drained – almost sandy in some parts, neutral pH, not calcareous, mostly very rich in iron and nitrogen Harvest: mid- October  Yield: 35 hecto-liters per hectare, or about a 1000 gallons for every 2.5 acres

Winemaking Notes:
Fermentation: Natural yeast, no control temperature classic red fermentation in vertical wooden ‘tini’ (conical in shape), with maceration on the skin for 30 days Maturation: 24 months in large wooden ‘tini’, made from Nevers oak by Austrian Cooper Stockinger. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally Bottle aging: at least 6 months before release