CONTRADA RAMPANTE

ETNA ROSSO

Classification: DOC
Area of production: Northern slopes of Etna, Contrada Rampante, Solicchiata.
Altitude: 850 m.a.s.l.
Grape variety: Nerello Mascalese.
Soil: Stony, light sandy soil.
Growing method: Pre-phylloxera bush (albarello) of 80-90 years old.
Harvest: Second ten days of October
Vinification: Manual picking of the grapes, soft pressing. Maceration on the skins for 18 days in concrete vats.
Aging: 14 months in French oak tonneaux. Natural malolactic fermentation.