Pietradolce “Vigna Barbagalli” Etna Rosso DOC
100% Nerello Mascalese. Pietradolce “Vigna Barbagalli” Etna Rosso DOC has a rich bouquet ranging from red berry jam to spice and mineral notes; elegant and full of character at the same time; distinctive minerality, freshness, and flavor intensity sustained by firm tannins. A lengthy, elegant, and fruity 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: 2,952 feet above sea level
Soil: Volcanic, stony, sandy loam
Vine Training: Bush “Alberello” Trained
Vine Age: 80-100 years old
Vine Density: 3,643 vines per acre
Time of Harvest: End October – First days of November
Total Production: 2,000 bottles
Vinification Process: The grapes are harvested by hand and left to macerate on the skins for 15-18 days before soft pressing
Aging Process: The wine is aged 20 months in French, fine-grained oak barrels that have been lightly toasted. Natural malolactic fermentation is employed.
Alcohol Content: 15.00%
Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini
Cellaring: 10-20 years
|Dimensions||12.2 × 10.2 × 7.1 in|
|Bottles per Case||
750 ml: 6 bottles per case