Erse Etna Rosso DOC 2015

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Erse is named after the Greek goddess of dew as a fitting tribute to the time of day when this dew-kissed vineyard is the most picturesque. Erse is made from a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grown in the ancient volcanic soils on the hillsides of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The grapes are fermented and in stainless steel in order to deliver all the undiluted character and freshness of this unique terroir.

Tasting Notes

Bright ruby-red in color, Erse entices the senses with aromas of crushed berries, plums, and smoky minerality. On the palate, it is a delicate, finely textured red which unfolds into a lengthy, elegant finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with braised beef, curries, spicy Mexican dishes, or chicken vindaloo.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Etna DOC
Vineyard name:
The Contrada Rovittello vineyard
Vineyard size:
15 acres
Soil composition:
Volcanic Sandy-Loam
Training method:
Bush
Elevation:
2,200 feet
Vines/acre:
3,200
Yield/acre:
3.2 tons
Exposure:
Northeastern
Year vineyard planted:
1950
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
2008
Bottles produced of this wine:
20,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
8-10 days
Fermentation temperature:
81-86 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
2-3 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Length of bottle aging:
5 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.5 %
pH level:
3.4
Residual sugar:
0.4 g/L
Acidity:
5.3 g/L
Dry extract:
29.3 g/L

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