Terre Nere Calderara Sottana 2017
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Appellation: Etna Rosso D.O.C.
First released vintage: 2003
Production area: contrada Calderara, township of Randazzo (Catania)
Varietals of grapes: 98% Nerello mascalese, 2% Nerello cappuccio
Extension of the vineyard: 15 ha
Yield per hectare: 5 tons/ha
Characteristics of the soil: volcanic ash specked by black pumice and solid volcanic rock
Exposure: northern slope of the Mount Etna, 600-650 meters a.s.l.
Average age of the vines: between 50 and 100 years old
Type of cultivation: en goblet and modified en goblet
Harvest: first decade of October
Vinification: alcoholic fermentation under controlled temperature (28-30° C)
Aging: spontaneous malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak barriques, tonneaux.
Bottling after 16-18 months of wood aging and 1 month in steel.
Colour: pale ruby with mahogany hues
Nose: penetrating bouquet, rich ripe fruit and spice
Flavour: structured, full and complex, with rich tannic feel
Food matches: meat, seasoned cheese
Suggested serving temperature: 18-20° C
Alcohol %: 14,5 %
Annual production: 11.000 bottles (0,75 l)