Costanzo. Nero di Sei
Etna Rosso DOC
Grapes Nerello Mascalese (80%) Nerello Cappuccio (20% )
This vineyard is north facing at an altitude of between 700-750m. Soils are rich in organic matter, made up of organic sands. The vines are traditionally trained using a goblet (bush) system where the vine is supported with a chestnut pole; the vines are between thirty and one hundred years old and yield around seven hundred grams of fruit per plant.
The harvest must be manual due to the steep terrain and grapes are selected in the vineyard, then again on a sorting table before pressing. Fermentation is in steel tanks at thirty degrees on the skins using indigenous yeasts. The maceration time is around twenty days, depending on the vintage, with the wine being pumped over twice a day. The ageing process is in third passage tonneaux for twenty-four months, followed by a further twelve months in bottle.
A profound wine, richly flavoured and complex, very precise with notes of coffee, spice, red berries and coco. A wine that does not stray far from its core, a fine tannic structure controlled and balanced. (14%)