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Firriato – Le sabbie dell`Etna rosso doc 750 ml

14.88

Le Sabbie dell’Etna Rosso, together with its white variant, is the forerunner of Firriato’s many decades of wine production on Etna. Wines from the Cavanera Etnea Estate form part of the elite by birth and are dedicated to exclusivity. They are labels considered for and dedicated to the most demanding wine-lovers. Le Sabbie dell’Etna Rosso comes to the glass with a delicious and complex bouquet with notes of cinnamon, black pepper, blackcurrant and cherries in alcohol. Only the extraordinary terroir of Castiglione di Sicilia, on the slopes of Europe’s largest active volcano, could yield a wine with such great personality. The estate’s volcanic soils are distinguished by their high nutrient content of phosphorous, which determines the sugar content in the must; manganese, which increases the plants’ resistance to the cold; and iron, which contributes to the black grapes’ pigmentation, giving the native vine varieties of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio their bright ruby red colour.

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CLASSIFICATION: D.O.C Etna
GRAPE VARIETY: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio
VINEYARD LOCATION: Territory of Castiglione di Sicilia (Catania, Sicily) – Cavanera Etnea Estate
ORIGIN OF THE GRAPES: Different vineyards in the North Area of the Etna
SOIL COMPOSITION: Loamy – sandy of volcanic origin, highly draining
EXPOSURE: North area side of the volcano: vineyards placement from 550 to 700 m a.s.l.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Alberello Etneo
VINES PER HECTARE (EA): 4.000/4.500
YIELD (KG. PER HECTARE): 7.500/7.700 kg
HARVEST PERIOD: Hand-picking – the 2nd and the 3rd week of October
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 26°-27°C
PERIOD OF FERMENTATION: 14 days
VINIFICATION METHOD: The vinification carried out uncontrolled-temperature steel tanks in accordance to red wines tradition
MATURATION IN BOTTLE: 6 months
ALCOHOL: 13.80% vol. | PH: 3.25 (average) | TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.91 g/l (average)
1ST YEAR PRODUCTION: Vintage year 1994
FORMATS: 75 cl
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16°-18°C
RECCOMENDED GLASS: Not too wide, with slightly rounded bowl
COLOR: Bright ruby red color with lively shades of purple.
NOSE: It afford typically mineral, ripe and elegant notes that unfold alternating intense and distinct hints of blackcurrants, prune jam, black cherries, liquorice, pepper and wilted violet.
PALATE: Well-balanced and harmonius, it develops with energy and liveliness; it is rich, warm and refined, with suave tannins of extraordinary lineage; The notheworthy lingering aroma is impressive as well as the rewarding juicy finish.

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