Palmento Costanzo Nero di Sei Etna DOC Rosso 2019
A family-run business, established after the restoration project of an old 19th-century palmento in 2010 by Mimmo and Valeria Costanzo, who, in 14 hectares of property, ten of which are dedicated to vines at the foot of Etna (northern slope), produce wines made from native grapes: nerello mascalese, nerello cappuccio, carricante and catarratto.
A winery with the modern spirit and attention to detail, resulting in innovative packaging, the multi-sensory label, beyond the image of the volcano, is made thanks to a totally printable textural pigment, extracted from the dust of Etna.
All vines are sustained under organic regime only, certified in both cultivation and production.
Characteristics: Ruby red color. Nose: deep and rich with notes of red fruit, hints of graphite, volcanic dust, balsamic. Taste: enveloping, with velvety tannins, imposing and long, with delicate and pleasantly savory finish.
Production area: C.da Santo Spirito, Passopisciaro, Etna.
Soil: volcanic sands; exclusive boulders and rocks.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 80% – Nerello Cappuccio 20%.
Training system: sapling supported by chestnut poles. Plants up to 100 years of age.
Strains/Ha: an average of 7000 plants/Ha.
Average yield per hectare: 50 quintals.
Harvest: by hand, second decade of October.
Vinification: fermentation in oak truncated conical vats with indigenous yeasts. Malolactic carried out totally.
Aging: 24 months in large oak barrels and 12 months in bottle.
Brilliant ruby red in color, it presents an elegant bouquet with hints of red fruits, flint and pleasant spice, blending with balsamic notes. The palate is vertical, characterized by refreshing minerality and silky tannins.