Tornatore – Etna rosso contrada pietrarizzo 750 ml


The Pietrarizzo Contrada, since the last century, is considered by the natives of this area, one of the finest cru.
The grape variety used is Nerello Mascalese cultivated in terraces, vinified in cement tanks and aged in large wooden barrels.
Serving temperature 18 ° C.

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GRAPE VARIETY: Nerello Mascalese
AREA OF PRODUCTION: Castiglione di Sicilia, northern slopes of mount Etna
CONTRADA: Pietrarizzo
GROWING SISTEM: Counter-espalier
PRUNING SYSTEM: Cordon pruned and tied-up vine
YIELD PER HECTARE: 60 quintals
HARVEST PERIOD: 2th and 3th dacade of October
WINEMAKING SYSTEM: After the grapes are harvested by hand in small crates they are quickly brought to the winery where they are manually selected on a belt-conveyor. Then they are destemmed and not completely crushed, and sent to truncated cone shaped wooden vat, where they macerate for about 10/12 days at a temperature of 22/25 °C. On a daily basis, many times per day, the grapes on maceration are
manually punched down with the usage of a pneumatic fulling machine. After fermentation, the grapes are left to macerate for few days more, than wine is separated from grape skins, which are pressed with a traditional vertical press. The wine obtained is aged in wooden barrels of 25 hectoliter for 12 month before being bottled.
AGING: More than 1 year in wooden barrels and in cement tanks and about 3 months in bottle.
COLOR AND TASTING NOTES: Ruby red, delicate and incredibly balanced on the nose, clear hints of red berries, flowers, perfectly integrated to a minerality and evolution worthy of a great wine. Great structure on the mouth with a surprising drinkability and elegance.

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