Etna Rosso Patria

Organoleptic characteristics

Colour: Ruby Red
Bouquet: Undergrowth,especially red fruits
Flavour: full body and velvety

Training

Production Area: North Etna
Vineyards in Ha: 50
Exposition: North
Altitude:700-800 metres above sea level
Soil Type: Vulcanic
Vineyards age: 5-30
Planting density for hectare: 5000 plantes
Training system: Spurred cordon
Ql. Grapes/ha: 70-80 about
Yield for hectare: 70% about
Harvest period: October/November
Climate: hot-humid

Vinification

Maceration of skins in days: 30
Fermentation equipment: Steel fermenters
Duration of fermentation in days: 12
Fermentation temperature in C°: 22-24
Malolactic fermentation: yes

Laboratory analysis

Sugar content at harvest time: 20-23° babo
Total Acidity of the must at harvest time: 7 about
Alcohol content: 12,50-14 % Vol
Ph: 3.50

Refinement

Refinement: 1 year ageing in oak barrels
Bottle ageing: 1 years
Type of wood: Oak from Slavonia

Packaging

Glass bottles: 0,75l
N° of bottles in box: 6

Serving suggestion

All types of meats,cold cuts and cheeses

Serving temperature: 18-20°C

Etna D.O.C. PATRIA Red is a wine that smells of Sicily, fascinating horizons that arouse emotions, soft woods and angular valleys where the red volcano, passionate and severe, gives this wine a natural diversity: full-bodied, harmonious, and spicy. Etna Rosso comes from the most famous vineyards of Etna: Nerello Mascalese old native red grape variety and Nerello Cappuccio. Vines are grown on the north eastern slopes of Etna between 700-800 meters above sea level and enjoy a unique climate than the rest of Sicily. The characteristic of the bottle, that represents this product is the depiction of a painting by Salvatore Incorpora, Sicilian painter and sculptor represents the rest of the berries, where the already cultivated grapes, waiting beside a pitcher, the time of the transformation from the must to wine.
Beside the image there are the Ballad’s spirit’s Verses of Sergio Mazza,Sicilian writer describe the colors and the landscapes, where the red fire of Etna is mixed with the blood of man in a mass of life and death. they fade into a nostalgic, languid landscape.
For solidarity and support of the blind, it has been, also added on the bottle the scripture braille.