Etna Rosso Ottava Isola D.O.C.

THE PRODUCER : Tenuta di Castellaro


Region: Sicily

Denomination: Etna Rosso DOC

Grape-variety: Nerello Mascalese 80%, Nerello Cappuccio 20%

Alcohol: 14%

Vintage: 2015

Vinification: Crushing of whole grapes and grapes without the stalks. Red vinification process, without temperature control, long maceration with some whole grapes. Wine is drawn off from the vat and transferred to barrels to allow malolactic fermentation. After about twelve months it is drawn off in a steel vat. No must clarification, only static settling. Wine is decanted repeatedly to obtain natural clarification and then placed in bottles.

Aging: 12 months in barrels + 12 months in the bottle.

Soil: Sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with sub-acid reaction.

Color: Ruby red in colour with garnet-coloured highlights.

Nose: Red fruit and underbrush aromas with dried flowers and hints of tobacco and liquorice.

Taste: Great balance between the important volcanic structure and the vinification elegance.


Minimum 6 Mixed Bottle Order

Volcanic warmth and mountain freshness, the Aeolian Islands in a bottle

Traditionally produced from a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, Etna Rosso Ottava Isola is the Aeolian Islands in a nutshell: volcanic warmth and freshness, sea and mountains, sun and snow.
Ruby red in colour with garnet-coloured highlights, like the lava and magma expelled from the volcano that makes the earth so fertile, Etna Rosso Ottava Isola is an extremely vibrant wine.
It has an intense aroma with hints of vanilla, ripe fruit and tobacco; its flavour is elegant, harmonious, lingering and tannic to just the right degree.

Additional information

Weight 0.75 kg