Etna Rosso DOC

An Etna Rosso without compromises, mirror of the harmonic landscape and of the hard work in the vineyard.

Aetneus is born in monumental vineyards on the Volcano’s north side: a living natural wine, complex and elegant, with great aging potential.

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Varietals: Nerello Mascalese (80%), Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante

Vines: Bush trained. 9,000 plants per hectare (3,650 plants per acre)

Age of vineyard: Up to 150 years

Altitude: 750 m amsl

Terrain: Sandy, volcanic, very rich in minerals, with subacid reaction.

Vinification: The grapes are harvested manually and selected, brought to the winery in shallow crates, where they are crushed after destemming about 80% of the clusters. Maceration for 12 days in steel vats. Malolactic fermentation in small barrels.

Maturation: In used and semi-used barriques for at least 24 months.

Refining: After bottling for at least 12 months.

Produced bottles: 19,000 (2007 vintage)

Tasting notes:

Eye: ruby red.
Nose: ethereal, intense, hints of ripe fruit and tobacco.
Palate: elegant, harmonic, considerably long aftertaste, rightly tannic.

Alcohol: 14%

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