Pietradolce “Contrada Santo Spirito” Etna Rosso DOC
100% Nerello Mascalese. Pietradolce “Contrada Santo Spirito” Etna Rosso DOC has a rich bouquet ranging from red berry jam to spices and mineral notes; elegant and characterful at the same time.
Pietradolce’s main goal is to highlight the significant differences between the various Etna contradas, showing the absence of homogenization. In fact, each micro-territory on Etna expresses its own particular nuances, which can depend on different lava flows, exposure and pedoclimatic variations.
Grapes: 100% Nerello Mascalese
Vineyards: From a single vineyard near the town of Passopisciaro
Exposure: Northern Slopes
Altitude: 2,952 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: Mid-October
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: 10-20 years
|Dimensions||12.2 × 10.2 × 7.1 in|
|Bottles per Case||
750 ml: 6 bottles per case