Etna Rosso Riserva "Contrada Zottorinoto" DOC COTTANERA
For this precious and renowned label of the Cottanera winery, precious 100% pure Nerello Mascalese grapes are selected and vinified. The origin of the vines is the classic one of the DOC area of Castiglione di Sicilia, where the winery Cottanera operates. Harvest takes place in the last week of October. Vinification involves soft destemming and maceration in contact with the skins at a controlled temperature of 28 ° for about 30 days. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 26°-28° C with constant pumping over and punching down, while the malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels. Finally, the refinement which requires the wine to age for 24 months in French oak barrels. 24 months of bottle aging.
Etna Rosso Riserva Contrada Zottorinoto DOC’s features
A brilliant garnet ruby red color. Scent is expressed with floral notes and Mediterranean herbs giving breath to the hints of fruit including blueberries, raspberries and blackberries wrapped in a spice of vanilla and black tea. Taste is velvety and enveloping, sapid in the length and relaxed in the noble and chiseled tannins, long persistence.
Suggested food pairings while tasting this Etna Rosso Riserva Contrada Zottorinoto
Excellent with dishes based on mushrooms and truffles, game and very aged cheeses. The optimal serving temperature is 16 ° C. The alcohol content achieved is 13.5% Vol.