2014 BARBAZZALE ETNA ROSSO
$33.95

Producer: Enzo Cambria

Grape: Nerello Mascalese 80% Nerello cappuccino 20%

Pronunciation: ‘Etna-Rosso’

Region: Sicily, Italy

Zone: Etna Rosso DOC

Producer Info:

Owned by the Cambria family, the Cottanera Vineyards are planted on the southern slopes of Etna at a altitude of 700 metres. The unique lava-rich soil has given life to the native varieties of Nerello, Mascalese, Cappuccio, Nero d”avola and Inzolia.

The Barbazzlae Rosso is mostly Nerello Mascalese with small amount of other local varieties. It shows almost Pinot Noir like aromatics with a juicy textured palate.

Tasting note: It’s everything you could possibly want in a wine from the slopes of this beautiful place- fresh, loads of raspberry flavors, and a lovely zinging acidity.

Growing System: Espalier

Soil Composition: Volcanic-alluvia

Production: Destemming and maceration with skin contact, at controlled temperature, for about 20-25 days. Fermentation in stainless steel, at controlled temperature, 26-28°C, with frequent pumping of must over grapes and wine-pressing.

Alcohol (%) 13.5%