Petralava Etna Red DOC 2013


  PRODUCER:  Antichi Vinai

  TYPE: Etna Red D.O.C.

   VARIETIES: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio.

  WINE SUB-REGION: Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) and Randazzo (CT)

It comes from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes, grown on the Etna slopes. Here, the sandy volcanic soil and the wide thermal range between day and night-time allow to produce a highly strong personality wine, refined for 12 months in wood and bottle. The result is an intense wine, of a red ruby colour, a strong wine scent and a pleasantly full-bodied taste, perfect if matched with red meat, game and aged cheese.



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Additional Information

Weight 1.20 kg

Qualification: ETNA - Designation of Origin
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio
Production area: Vineyards on the slopes of Etna falling in Castiglione of Sicily and Randazzo; breeding in the counter and tree on sandy soils of volcanic origin, with large temperature differences between day and night
Production technique: Manual harvest during the second ten days of October; long maceration with the skins at a controlled temperature
Aging: Aging in barrels of 30 hl oak and chestnut. and in bottle for at least 12 months
Aging potential: Over 10 years, if kept at a temperature no higher than 18 ° C, protected from light and in a horizontal position, in cool and dry cellars
Alcohol content: 13.5% vol.

Color: ruby red, tending to garnet with the long aging in bottle
Bouquet: intense winey with elegant floral notes and delicate notes of vanilla
Taste: Dry, full, tannic
Combination with food: Red meat and game
Serving temperature: 16-18 ° C

By intelligence and passion for the vine the wines Antichi Vinai.
E 'for four generations that Gangemi family is dedicated to viticulture and exploitation of Sicilian grapes, especially Etna. In a hundred years of work in the vineyards on the slopes of Etna and in the aging cellars, the passion has added the experience, the experience technology, to give to fans of Sicilian wines to savor great certainties. Antichi Vinai only produces wines from Etna and Sicilian grapes. A clear choice to bring out the character and the tradition of vines on this island were born or have lived for hundreds of years, which have absorbed the characteristics and spirit in a continuous exchange of flavors and fragrances. A particular experience that allows Antichi Vinai to choose the techniques of cultivation and vinification better suited to maintaining the integrity and uniqueness of these wines, without giving in to the lure of the fads that inevitably would distort the authentic character. To turn every glass in a tasting of the culture and history of Sicily.

Petralava red Etna Doc 2011
Wine Enthusiast: 88 Points

The sandy soils of volcanic origin and the strong temperature range between day and night to give Petralava Etna Red DOC a very strong personality, which refines moderately in oak barrels and bottles for 12 months.