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Etna Rosato "De Aetna" DOC 2021

Etna Rosato "De Aetna" DOC 2021.
92

JS

Biologico
Da Regalare
Terra Costantino
Vintage: 2021
Location: Sicily, Catania
7
£ 26.00 £ 21.00 -19%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 28.00/lt.)
cod. S4440
Elegant rosé from the territory

What: From Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grown on the south side of the volcano.
Why: For its beautiful versatility
Perfect with: Delicate meat and fish dishes

Marketed by: Svinando Wine Club via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
Etna Rosato "De Aetna" DOC 2021
Terra Costantino
Vintage: 2021
Location: Sicily, Catania

92

James Suckling


£ 26.00 £ 21.00 -19%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 28.00/lt.)
cod. S4440
Elegant rosé from the territory

What: From Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grown on the south side of the volcano.
Why: For its beautiful versatility
Perfect with: Delicate meat and fish dishes

Marketed by: Svinando Wine Club via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
Technical Data Sheet
CHARACTERISTICS
  • TypeRosé DOC
  • Location Sicily
  • Grapes Nerello Mascalese 90%, Nerello Cappuccio 10%.
  • Sensations Delicate, fresh and refreshing, juicy and great to drink
  • Vinification The must is obtained from direct pressing. After cold static clarification, the must is fermented at a controlled temperature.
  • Alcoholic strength 13.5% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle upright. Refrigerate maximum 24 hours before opening. Open 5 minutes before serving
  • Serving temperature 12 grades
  • GlassTulipano ampio
  • When to drink it in 3 years
  • Pairing Aperitif, Fish menu
VINEYARD
  • Terrain Volcanic matrix sands
  • Exposure and altitude Southeast
  • Breeding method Espalier, Alberello and spurred cordon
  • Planting density 6500
Awarded
  • James Suckling 92

    Intriguing nose to this, offering a mix of agrumi, red brick and fresh tobacco. Sleek, medium body and a light tannin framework that the concentrated fruit rides very well. Super rosé with loads of character. Drink now.

    Etna Rosato "De Aetna" DOC 2021
  • The name DeAetna that characterises this line of Sicilian wines from Cantina TerraCostantino is inspired by the title of an ancient Latin pamphlet. Etna Rosato DOC, this wine is the result of the processing of two native Etnean grapes, Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Ancient vines that in recent years have attracted the interest of many enthusiasts, in Italy and worldwide. TerraCostantino cultivates them in the company's vineyards in Contrada Blandano, on the southern slope of the volcano, about 450-550 metres above sea level. Here the old vineyards with plants over 40 years old find an ideal microclimate, with roots sunk into soils rich in minerals and a beneficial thermal excursion that favours the slow ripening of the grapes. Harvested by hand, the grapes are quickly delivered to the winery for processing within a few hours. The must is obtained by direct pressing followed by a cold clarification phase and fermentation at a controlled temperature. For subsequent ageing, the wine is left in steel tanks for a few months in contact with its own yeasts in order to enhance the characteristics of the terroir. This is an extremely versatile wine, which goes equally well with meat and fish dishes. Served chilled, it can also be a pleasant aperitif while waiting for dinner to be ready.

    We are in one of the most interesting corners of enological Sicily. At the foot of Mount Etna, where the vineyards grow on unique soils and develop thanks to a climate that is much cooler than that experienced throughout the rest of the island. It was against this backdrop that TerraCostantino became Etna's first organic winery, at a time when the world's attention had not yet been focused on the volcano's extraordinary oenological microcosm. Behind this brand is a long history of agricultural culture and love for the land. We are in contrada Blandano in Viagrande, where 10 hectares at high altitude overlooking the Mediterranean give life to simply extraordinary wines. Trees and rows of indigenous grapes grow on lava flows in the heart of Etna DOC. The winery, the first in southern Italy to be built according to modern bio-architecture techniques, was designed to be completely concealed in the natural degradation of the vines. Both the cellar and the barrel cellar do not require artificial cooling systems. The soil they are in contact with maintains a constant temperature of 15° and ensures natural ventilation.

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