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PREPHYLLOXERA VINE AND SYMBOL OF THE ETNA VOLCANO
Signum AetnaeROSSO DOC RISERVA 2014Nerello Mascalese grapes and other relic varietiesIn the vineyards of Cavanera Etnea estate, you will admire a rare and precious treasure: a pre-phylloxera vineyard. Long-lived, centenarian plants, which are distinguished by the formation of the trunk, often evolved into concentric circles, coils and twisted arms. Creatures that time has forged bringing them to us, full of history. Etna Riserva Signum Aetnae comes from these centuries-old plants. Signum aetnae is the flagship of Firriato’s Etna production, making Nerello Mascalese grapes and other relic varieties in its vineyard at a straight foot. A pre-phylloxera parcel, whose plants were planted before the arrival of the aphid on the Etna. This precious Etna DOC Riserva comes from vineyards growing according to the traditional system of the alberello Etneo, at 650 meters on the north-eastern side of the volcano, a vineyard dating back to the second half of the ‘800, which testifies to the centuries-old culture of wine on the most active volcano in Europe . This treasure, depending on the year, gives life to about 3,500 bottles, destined to embellish the most prestigious wineries.
150 year old prephilloxera vineyards silently sitll vinegrow enveloped by the austerity of the Etna volcano. They disclose the inner nature of thevolcano, bringing the history of these enchanting darklands in ared glass of pure pleasure.
Complex, wild flowers, red fruits and noblespices.Concentrated, well balanced and elegantat the same time, velvety tannins,eneveloping on the palate, long-lastingpleasure.
Riserva Etna D.O.C.grapes ; Nerello Mascalesevineyard ; erritory of Castiglione di Sicilia – Cavanera Etnea Estatesoil ; Composition loamy – sandy of volcanic origin, highly drainingexposure ; North Eastern side of the Volcano (750 metres above sea level)training system ; Alberello Etneovines per hectare: 1.500yield ; (kg per hectare): 50 quintalsharvest : Hand-picking – last part of Octoberperiod of fermentation: 18 daysvinificatioen: Fermentation with maceration 10-12 days. Malolactic fermentationmaturationTronçais oak aged 2 years in the open air. 60% in 700 L barrelsand 40% in 1.300 L barrels over 2 yearsmaturation in bottle: 18 monthsalcohol 14.38 % vol. | PH: 3.50 (average) | TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.80 g/l (average)1st year production vintage production: 3.500 bottles