Archineri Etna Rosso DOC

Archineri is the winery’s historic vineyard of Sicily’s native Nerello Mascalese, measuring just 2 hectares/about 5 acres. It is pre-Phylloxera and enjoys a semi-amphitheater shape, surrounded in olive trees and prickly pear cacti. Warmed by the Sicilian sun, this is the perfect environment for these seventy- to eighty-year-old vines to flourish. Its altitude is quite high, though not the highest of the Pietradolce vineyards. Archineri Rosso is flawless, well-rounded, forward, and shows great finesse. It ages fourteen months in fine-grained, lightly toasted French oak tonneaux and in bottle.


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