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Alnus 2018

Alnus 2018

Etna Rosato DOC

Alnus is the wine we dedicate to hundreds of generations of Etnean winegrowers that have built what we are preserving. The original plan was to make a rosé. But it would be disparaging to just put this wine into a category. It is fresh and sharp-edged like a great white, and at the same time full and comforting as only a good red Etna can be. Only a few thousand bottles to share: to little for a rosé that is no rosé.

Varietals::

Nerello Mascalese (80%), Nerello Cappuccio

Training system:

Alberello (bush) , 7.000 plants per hectar

Vines age:

up to 10 years

Altitude:

700 m (2300 ft.) above sea level

Terrain :

Sandy, volcanic, very rich in minerals, with subacid reaction.

Tasting notes::

Eye: rosé with light ruby glares. Nose: floreal, with fresh notes of strawberry and raspberry. Palate: dry, harmonic, spicy, pleasant acidity.

Vinification:

The grapes are harvest and selected, brought to the winery in shallow crates, where the whole clusters are soft-crushed. The old Etnean “pista e mutta” technique is applied: the must is separated from the skins after a very short maceration. Fermentation at 20-25 °C.

Alcohol:

12,5%

Bottles Produced:

3.330 of 0,75 l

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