Etna Rosso Reserve 1996

Organoleptic characteristics

Colour: Ruby red with garnet reflections
Bouquet: wide and deep bouquet, floral, notes of berries (currant), spicy hints like sweet tobacco and nutmeg, intense and balsamic finish
Flavour: round tannin, the wine is full-bodied and velvety, complex and elegant.


Production Area: North Etna
Vineyards in Ha: 9
Exposition: North/South
Altitude: 800-900 metres above sea level
Soil Type: Vulcanic
Vineyards age: 80-100
Planting density for hectare: 5500 plantes
Training system: Bush
Ql. Grapes/ha: 40-60 about
Yield for hectare: 60% about
Harvest period: October/November
Cliamate: Humid and partially dry


Maceration of skins in days: 30
Fermentation equipment: Steel fermenters
Duration of fermentation in days: 15
Fermentation temperature in C°: 22-24
Malolactic fermentation: yes

Laboratory analysis

Sugar content at harvest time: 22-24° babo
Total Acidity of the must at harvest time: 7-8
Alcohol content: 13-15 % Vol
Ph: 3.40-3.50


Refinement: 5 years aged in oak barrels
Bottle ageing: 5 years
Type of wood: Oak from Slavonia


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

Serving suggestions

Excellent with roasted red meats,game and duckling

Serving temperature: 22°C

Linea dei Sensi:
For the Greeks Etna was a mountain considered sacred; it was born from the union of Heaven and Earth, and belonged to a generation that preceded the Titans and the gods of Olympus. According to the poet Claudian, Etna kept, in a secret place, the remains of the giants defeated by the Gods.
From the old wineyards of Etna ( 80 – 100 of age) planted sapling born historical reserves Etna DOC Etna. The Patria winery as a result of long experience in the field of Etna wine, select the best grapes of the varieties of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio.
Etna Rosso DOC Reserv is the real king of the wines of Etna. The uniqueness of the reserve is given by the aging of 5 years in oak barrels of Slavonia and another 5 years of aging in bottle.