Pietradolce “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.
Grapes: 100% Nerello Mascalese
Vineyards: From a single vineyard near the town of Castiglione di Sicilia
Exposure: Northern Slopes
Altitude: 1,968-2,952 feet above sea level
Soil: Stony, light sandy loam
Vine Training: Bush and espalier trained
Vine Age: 90 years old
Vine Density: 3,643 vines per acre
Time of Harvest: Mid-October
Total Production: 6,000 bottles
Vinification Process: Grapes are harvested by hand and left to macerate on the skins for 15-18 days in cement tank before soft pressing
Aging Process: The wine is aged 14 months in French, fine-grained oak barrels that have been lightly toasted. Natural malolactic fermentation is employed.
Alcohol Content: 14.00%
Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini
Cellaring: Up to 10 years
|Dimensions||12.2 × 10.2 × 7.1 in|
|Bottles per Case||
750 ml: 6 bottles per case