a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio in a small percentage. Both Etna native grapes, the two grapes create a wine with clear territorial connotation gifted with strength, elegance and finesse.

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The wines of Monaci delle Terre Nere
Appellation:
Etna Rosso D.O.C.
Vintage:
2017
Varietals of grapes:
90% Nerello mascalese, 10% Nerello cappuccio
Yield per hectare:
70 q/ha
Characteristics of the soil:
volcanic soil
Exposure:
eastern slope of Mount Etna, 500 meters a.s.l. to south-east
Average age of the vines:
10 years old; traditional “alberello” and spurred cordon system
Harvest:
first decade of October
Vinification and ageing:
maceration with the skins for 48 hours, fermentation and aging in steel and tonneau for 12-16 months, one year in bottle
Colour:
ruby red
Nose:
Floral, red fruits, spices, forest floor
Flavour:
fresh, elegant, fine balanced, soft tannins, spicy, mineral, persistent
Food matches:
Cold cuts and cheeses, meat dishes, dishes with red sauces
Suggested serving temperature:
18° C
Alcohol %:
14 %
Annual production:
3.000 bottles (0,75 l)