Tornatore Etna Red DOC



   PRODUCER: Tornatore


   TYPE: Nerello Mascalese e Nerello Cappuccio

  SUB WINE-REGION: Etna’s north slope in the town of Castiglione of Sicily


It’s a ruby red wine, full, savory by balanced tannins


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Additional Information

Weight 1.2 kg

The beginning of the cultivation of the vine, with the production of wine, by Tornatore Family dates back to 1865 when the great grandfather of the current owner inrtaprende farming. In 1910 Giuseppe, the grandfather of the current owner, built a house with a millstone in the district Piano Fair with adjoining 2 hectares of vineyards in addition to other 2ha in the district on the north side of Etna at an altitude of 1,000 meters Ferns Plan s.l.m. The Tornatore family has always had a detailed knowledge of the territories of the town of Castiglione di Sicilia since his grandfather Joseph and Uncle John were appointed at the beginning of the 30's cadastral indicators, accompanying the surveyor to detect particles, to define boundaries and names of the districts. At that time dates also the realization the construction of an oil mill adjacent to the winery, which has been active in the various technological developments, until the '70s. So a family with deep roots in the territory of origin, which in subsequent generations, has never failed attachment and respect of the same and traditions.

Variety: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio
Production Area: Etna, north side in the town of Castiglione of Sicily
Training system: trellis
Pruning system: Spurred cordon
Yield per hectare: 70 quintals.
Harvest Period: 2nd and 3rd week of October
Wine Making System: The grapes gathered in small boxes are quickly brought to the cellar and undergo a manual selection on tape. Stemmed and crushed not totally, are sent in concrete tanks, where macerate for about 10/12 days at a temperature of 22/25 ° C.
After fermentation, the grapes remain still steep for a few days after which they are svinate and pressed with vertical press of the traditional type.
Ageing: About a year into the tub in large wooden barrels and 3 months in bottle

Ruby red with faint purple, typical of the variety is not very rich in color.
The nose are clear hints of red fruits, morello cherry, black cherry. The palate is characterized by its typical balanced tannins and a surprising fullness, flavor and length.