Rosato DOC

100% Nerello Mascalese. Pietradolce Etna Rosato DOC is soft pink and shows lovely fruit, distinctive acidity, and the typical minerality of Etna wines.

“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 above sea level on the northern slopes of Mount Etna.”


Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Singapore, Australia, Turks and Caicos

Most recent awards

  • 2020 | Wine & Spirits92
  • 2020 | James Suckling91
  • 2019 | Vini Buoni d'ItaliaGold Star
  • 2017 | Wine Advocate92
  • 2017 | Wine Enthusiast90
  • 2016 | Wine Spectator90
  • 2016 | Vinous88
Grape Varieties:

100% Nerello Mascalese

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

12 days

Type of yeast:

Cultivated

Fermentation temperature:

15 °C (59 °F)

Maceration technique:

traditional

Length of maceration:

5 hours

Aging containers:

Stainless Steel

Bottling period:

march

Aging before bottling:

5 months

Aging in bottle:

3 months

Closure:

Diam 3

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard location:

Solicchiata, Mount Etna, Sicily

Vineyard size:

2 hectares (5 acres)

Soil composition:

Volcanic, stony, sandy loam

Vine training:

Espalier

Altitude:

700 meters above sea level

Vine density:

4500 plants per hectare

Yield:

50-60 q.li/Ha

Exposure:

Northern

Years planted:

1979, 1989

Age of vines:

35-40 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

First vintage of this wine:

2010

Total yearly production (in bottles):

12,000 ‚¬

Tasting notes:

Distinct minerality, acidity and complexity combined with an intense, ample bouquet of rich fruit. These characteristics make this a very supple and versatile wine.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 10 °12 C° C (46.4-50° F).

Food pairings:

Pairs well with grilled vegetables and pizza. Very flexible wine

Aging potential:

Up to 5 years

Alcohol:

Alc cont.: 14% by volume

Winemaker:

Michele e Mario Faro