Pietradolce “Contrada Rampante” Etna Rosso DOC
100% Nerello Mascalese. Pietradolce “Contrada Rampante” Etna Rosso DOC is bright scarlet red in color and shows notes of red berries, underbrush, and minerality. On the palate, the wine is elegant with an excellent sense of balance and finesse.
At the heart of our philosophy is a love for our land which is equaled 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: 2,788 feet above sea level
Soil: Stony, light sandy loam
Vine Training: Bush “Alberello” trained
Vine Age: 90 years old
Vine Density: 3,643 vines per acre
Time of Harvest: End October – First days of November
Total Production: 4,000 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: 14.50%
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