Benanti Etna Serra Della Contessa DOC 2013

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SERRA DELLA CONTESSA

Sicilia – Etna – DOC – 2013

85% Nerello Mascalese, 15 % Nerello Cappuccio

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Description

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Appellation: Etna D.O.C. Rosso

Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese (c.85-%), the indigenous red grape of Mount Etna, sweet and tannic. Nerello Cappuccio (c.15%), a variety grown on the volcano for centuries, sweet and scarcely tannic

Production area: Contrada Monte Serra (Viagrande), on the southeastern slope of Mount Etna

Altitude: c.500 m a.s.l.

Climate: Mountain and high hill climate, humid and rainy in the cooler season, with high ventilation and luminosity and significant temperature excursions

Soil: Sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with sub-acid reaction

Vine density: 9,000 – 10,000 vinestocks per hectare

Yield: 4,500-5,000 kg/ha

Age and training system of vines: Mostly pre-phylloxera ungrafted vines, trained with the free standing bush (“alberello”) system

Vinification: Grapes are hand picked between late Sepember and early October and softly pressed. Fermentation occurs at a controlled temperature of c.25°C in stainless steel vats, with a 20-21 days long maceration, using patented selected indigenous yeasts. The maturation occurs in large barrels of French oak for about 15 months and then continues in stainless steel tanks

Refining: In the bottle for 6-9 months

Tasting notes

  • color: ruby red
  • scent: ethereal, intense with hints of wild berries,peach and noble wood
  • taste: full, harmonic, considerably persistent and reasonably tannic

 

Alcohol content: 14 %

Serving temperature: 18 – 19 °C

Food pairings: A full, balanced and age-worthy wine ideal with game, red meat and mature cheese

Additional information

bottle | case (5% discount)

bottle, case (5% discount)

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