Region Sicily - Wine Etna Rosso
The presence of volcanoes is a really strong and important element on the italian wine industry also in the wine of Alice Bonaccorsi is present, who paid homage to Etna dedicating the label to the volcanoes, which depicts the cartography of the area of the vine which is from the nineteenth century. Mrs. Bonaccorsi told us what Bio production means to her. It has determined as a life strategy instead of a marketing strategy and that has always applied the natural system in the fermentation of wine. Something that we can appreciate in all her wines.
Qualification: Etna Rosso Recognition: Denomination of Controlled Origin (11/08/1968). Production Area: c / da Val Cerasa on the eastern side of Etna in the Municipality of Piedimonte Etneo. Altitude: 750/800 mt. s.l.m. Climate: high hills with significant changes in temperature between day and night Land: sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with subacid reaction. Vines: 80% Nerello Mascalese raised in alberello. In the Etna area it is the main vine. It has a large, compact bunch, medium-sized berry, light blue skin, very pruinose, with a sweet, very tannic flavor. 20% Nerello Cappello bred to sapling. The place of origin is ignored. It has medium, short, compact bunches. Medium grape, blue-black skin, sweet taste, not very tannic. Density of the plant: 6000 plants per hectare Yield of grapes / ha: 40 quintals. Age of vineyards: 35 years. Vinification: the grapes harvested after the middle of October, are vinified in red, traditionally, with maceration of the buccie for 10/15 days. Malolactic fermentation: carried out in small 225 liter French oak barrels. Maturation: 8/10 months in wood Aging: in bottles for several months