A’ Rina Etna Red DOC



PRODUCER: Girolamo Russo


  TYPE: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio

  WINE SUB-REGION: Districts of San Lorenzo, Feudo, Calderara Sottana, Feudo di Mezzo – (Etna) – Sicily


Etna Red A Rina Girolamo Russo is one of those wines that you can not not try and learn. Girolamo Russo is an institution in the Sicilian wine world, a man who since 2004 leads the family business and bottling Etna Rosso in three different versions. Here we have the base”, but drinking this A Rina everything we could think of except to be faced with a basic” in its narrowest term and, at times, too abused.


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Additional Information

Weight 1.20 kg

Gambero Rosso 2012 edition (Rank 3 red glasses)
AIS Bibenda (Ranking: 4 bunches)
The Espresso Guides (Ranking: 4 bottles)
Luigi Veronelli (Ranking: 90 points)

Wine Spectator (Ranking: 91 points)
Robert Parker (Ranking: 92 points)

Giuseppe Russo, graduated in piano and graduated in Literature, leads the 'family business since 2004 and bottles Etna Rosso in three versions starting from vintage 2005. The 15 hectares of vineyards are divided into three districts, S. Lorenzo (8 ha at 750-780 m above sea level.), Feudo (6 ha in 650-670 m above sea level.) and Feudo di Mezzo (1 ha to 700 m above sea level.). Joseph has also manages one of Calderara Sottana. Joseph follows the same method for the production of wine that followed for studying the piano: that attention to detail, but always keeping in mind the final result. The company is certified for organic viticulture.

Red wine with pleasant fruity notes, fresh, mineral, complex, good structure and soft tannins on the finish. Wine Agriculture and Winemaking Traditional.

Color: ruby red.
Nose: elegant, with good complexity, with hints of cherry and plum, notes of leather and tobacco.
Palate: fresh and complex, with soft, velvety tannins, good structure and pleasant to drink, with excellent persistence.

Classification: D.O.C. Etna Red
Variety: Nerello Mascalese 95% and Nerello Cappuccio 5%
Production Area: Various districts, San Lorenzo, Feudo, Calderara Sottana, Feudo di Mezzo
Soil type: volcanic, sandy, rich in minerals.
Vineyard age: 50 to 100 years and beyond.
Altitude: from 650 to 800 meters a.s.l.
Exposure: Northern slopes of Etna.
Plants per hectare: 5500 plants per hectare ca.
Training system: sapling tree "modified" espalier.
Yield per hectare: 50 q ca.
Vintage: harvested. Second half of October.
Fermentation containers: steel fermenting and plastic.
Fermentation temperature: 28 ° - 30 ° C
Period of fermentation: 8 days, with indigenous yeasts.
Time of maceration on the skins: 8-10 days.
Malolactic fermentation: In the spring, spontaneous in barrels
Aging: 12 months. Barriques of second and third passage.
Production year: 21.500 bottles
Alcohol content: 14% vol.