Tenuta di Fessina Erse Rosso Etna Rosso DOC 2020
DENOMINATION: Etna Rosso D.O.C.
VARIETY: Nerello Mascalese 90%, Nerello Cappuccio 8%, Minnella, Carricante 2%.
COLOR: light ruby
AROMA: wild blackberries, coriander, cloves, allspice and pink pepper
FLAVOUR: soft and austere tannins. Round and spicy, erse tells an ancient story related to artisanal Etnean winemaking, where for hundreds of years the red berry was blended with the white, a marriage of indigenous varietals . A snapshot of our vineyard composed of mixed berries whose flavors and roots blend, giving a feminine complexity
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRODUCTION AREA
AREA OF PRODUCTION: Rovittello
VITAGED SURFACE: 6 ha
VINEYARD PLANTING YEAR: 1950
ALTITUDE S.L.M: 700 mt
HARVEST DATE: October
YIELD PER HA: 6,000 kg
WINEMAKING: destemming-soft roller crushing after careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and on the sorting belt in the winery
FERMENTATION: Fermentation with temperature-controlled maceration in stainless steel tanks.
MACERATION TIMES ON THE BUCKS: 6 to 9 days of maceration depending on the vintage, fermentation temperatures between 23 and 26°C to extract color and aromas
AGING: bottle aging for a minimum of 12 months
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 25,000 bottles
Year 2020 climate trend
The 2020 vintage is a vintage of sublime quality throughout the North Slope, possibly one of the best of the current decade, the winter recorded a high percentage of rainfall ( +600 mm ) that formed an excellent reserve for the future season. The spring was warm and mild, with a slight acceleration of the vegetative phase, while the summer was dry and tended to be rainfall-free, with great concentration and thickening of the bloom. The first refreshing and much-needed rains came four months after the last, toning the vineyard and bringing the phenolics back in line. September and October were cool and mild, with a healthy and high-quality harvest. Erse Rosso 2020 has a rich, voluptuous nose, ranging from wild herbs to strawberry, black cherry and ending with pepper, cinchona and ash; the mouth has great fruit, rounded, but also marked acidity and a feminine, yet rich tannin; the finish closes saline, almost marine, with a hint of underbrush.