Etna Rosso Barbagalli DOC

100% Nerello Mascalese. Pietradolce “Vigna Barbagalli” Etna Rosso DOC has a rich bouquet ranging from red berry jam to spice and mineral notes; elegant and full of character at the same time; distinctive minerality, freshness, and flavor intensity sustained by firm tannins. A lengthy, elegant, and fruity 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 | Vinous Media93
  • 2017 | Wine Advocate96
  • 2018 | Gambero RossoTre Bicchieri
  • 2018 | James Suckling91
  • 2015 | Vinous92
  • 2017 | Vini Buoni d'ItaliaCorona
  • 2015 | Wine Enthusiast91
  • 2015 | Wine Spectator94
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:

December

Aging before bottling:

20 months

Aging in bottle:

12 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

Barbagalli

Vineyard location:

Solicchiata, Mount Etna, Sicily

Vineyard size:

1 hectare (2.5 acres)

Soil composition:

Volcanic, stony, sandy loam

Vine training:

Alberello

Altitude:

900 meters (2,952 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

9000 plants per hectare

Yield:

25-30 q.li/Ha

Exposure:

Northern

Years planted:

1919

Age of vines:

pre-Phylloxera 100 year old vines

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

First vintage of this wine:

2010

Total yearly production (in bottles):

2,500 ‚¬

Tasting notes:

A rich bouquet ranging from red berry jam to spices and mineral notes; elegant and full of character at the same time; distinctive minerality, freshness and flavor intensity sustained by firm tannins. A lengthy, elegant and fruity finish.

Serving temperature:

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

Food pairings:

Pairs well with baked lamb and grilled steak.

Aging potential:

Up to 15 years

Alcohol:

Alc cont.:14,5% by volume

Winemaker:

Michele e Mario Faro