Etna Red DOC wine 2017 Pietrarizzo - Tornatore
The cultivation of vines and the production of wine by the Tornatore family is a tradition that dates back to 1865 when the great-grandfather of the current owner undertakes agricultural activity. In 1910, Giuseppe, the current owner's grandfather, built a house and mill and increased the hectares of vineyards. A family with deep roots in the territory of origin, which in subsequent generations, has never neglected the attachment and respect of the same and traditions, and thanks to the combination of soil, climate and wisdom of the winemakers, produces wines of the highest quality but above all special and unique.
The vineyards, cultivated on the northern side of Etna, are located at an altitude of 650 m above sea level, in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia with north facing exposure. A territory that has always been suited to viticulture, which boasts volcanic soils capable of giving it unique and inimitable characteristics.
A light ruby red color for this Etna red DOC, the nose is fine, delicate and incredibly balanced. There are evident hints of small red fruits, flowers, perfectly integrated with a minerality and evolution worthy of a great wine. In the mouth it has a great structure but a surprising drinkability and elegance.
Perfect to drink daily, it goes very well with roasts, boiled meats and white meats.
CLASSIFICATION D.O.C Red Etna
GRAPE VARIETY Nerello Mascalese
AREA OF PRODUCTION Castiglione di Sicilia, northern slopes of mount Etna
GROWING SISTEM Counter-espalier
PRUNING SYSTEM Cordon pruned and tied-up vine
YIELD PER HECTARE 60 quintals
HARVEST PERIOD 2th and 3th dacade of October
WINEMAKING SYSTEM The grapes harvested manually in small boxes arrive quickly in the cellar where are subjected to a manual selection on tape. Destemmed and not totally pressed are sent in truncated conical wooden vats, where they macerate for about 10/12 days at one temperature of 22/25 ° C. Daily, several times a day, to the grapes in maceration, manual punching down is carried out with the aid of a pneumatic fulling. After fermentation, the grapes remain to macerate for a few more days after which they are drawn off and pressed with a vertical press of the traditional type. The resulting wine rests in 25 hl barrels for more than a year before to be bottled.
AGING More than a year in wooden barrels and tubs of cement and about 3 months in bottle
COLOR AND TASTING NOTES Ruby red. Delicate and incredibly balanced finish on the nose. Hints are evident of small red fruits, flowers, perfectly integrated with a minerality and evolution worthy of great wine. In the mouth it is of great structure but of a surprising drinkability and elegance.
Please note: Upon shipment of wine and spirits are carried ONLY in Italy.