Etna Rosso DOC

100% Nerello Mascalese. Pietradolce Etna Rosso DOC is bright red in color with notes of berries and brushwood. Elegance, minerality, and excellent persistence on the palate.

“From young vineyards, characterized by lively freshness and approachability. This wine is ideal as an entry-level Nerello Mascalese. Step one to the enjoyment and appreciation of Etna wines.”


Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Singapore, Australia, Turks and Caicos

Most recent awards

  • 2020 | Vinous Media91
  • 2020 | James Suckling90
  • 2019 | Vinous92
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:

3 months

Aging in bottle:

3 months

Closure:

Diam 3

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard location:

Solicchiata, Mount Etna, Sicily

Vineyard size:

4 acres (10 acres)

Soil composition:

Volcanic, stony, sandy loam

Vine training:

Alberello, Espalier

Altitude:

800 meters (2,625 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4500 plants per hectare

Yield:

50-60 q.li/Ha

Exposure:

Northern

Years planted:

1989, 2008

Age of vines:

11-30 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

First vintage of this wine:

2011

Total yearly production (in bottles):

30,000 ‚¬

Tasting notes:

Berries and brushwood; elegance, minerality and long-lasting on the palate.

Serving temperature:

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

Food pairings:

Pairs well with red tuna, caponata (typical Sicilian dish similar to ratatouille), white meat and cheese.

Aging potential:

Up to 10 years

Alcohol:

Alc. Cont. by Vol.: 14.5%

Winemaker:

Michele e Mario Faro