Archineri Etna Rosso DOC

100% Nerello Mascalese. Ripe and fruity on the nose, with distinct spicy and balsamic nuances. On the palate, it shows excellent volume, depth, and structure, plus a great mouthfeel and simultaneous finesse; clean, consistent, and persistent finish.

“At the heart of our philosophy is a love for our land which is equalled by the respect with which we treat it. Pietradolce is a boutique winery that works in traditional ways, using mostly pre-Phylloxera vineyards at 900 meters (about 3,000 feet) above sea level on the northern slopes of Mount Etna.”


Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Singapore, Australia, Turks and Caicos

Most recent awards

  • 2017 | Wine Advocate93
  • 2019 | James Suckling92
  • 2016 | Wine Enthusiast92
  • 2016 | Wine Spectator90
  • 2015 | Vinous93
  • 2011 | Decanter93
Grape Varieties:

100% Nerello Mascalese

Fermentation container:

Concrete tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

8 days

Type of yeast:

Cultivated

Fermentation temperature:

22-28 °C (71.6-82.4 °F)

Maceration technique:

Traditional

Length of maceration:

18 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Oak barrels

Container size:

700 Lt

Container age:

2-6 years old

Type of oak:

French, fine-grained, light toast

Bottling period:

June

Aging before bottling:

14 months

Aging in bottle:

3 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

Archineri

Vineyard location:

Solicchiata, Mount Etna, Sicily

Vineyard size:

2 hectares (5 acres)

Soil composition:

Volcanic, stony, sandy loam

Vine training:

Alberello

Altitude:

850 meters (2,788 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

9,000 plants per hectare

Yield:

25-30 q.li/Ha

Exposure:

Northern

Years planted:

1929, 1939

Age of vines:

Pre-Phylloxera 80-90 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

First vintage of this wine:

2007

Total yearly production (in bottles):

8,000

Tasting notes:

Lush and fruity on the nose, with distinct spicy and balsamic nuances; on the palate, excellent volume, depth and structure, great mouthfeel and finesse; clean, consistent and lengthy finish.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

A wonderful match for Pasta alla Norma (pasta with tomato, eggplant and ricotta salata) and red meat.

Aging potential:

Up to 15 years

Alcohol:

Alc. Cont. by Vol.: 14%

Winemaker:

Michele and Mario Faro