Tasca D’Almerita Contrada Rampante Etna Rosso 2017 Tascante Estate
Rampante, one of the 4 districts in which we live and work, is located at an average altitude of 740 meters above sea level, between Solicchiata and Passopisciaro, is an area of 4.6 hectares of vineyards, with large dry stone wall terraces and a morphology degrading from south-east to north-east with an average gradient of 4.7%. The territory in which the vineyards of the Rampante district fall is characterized by formations of volcanic origin of different lithological characterization, but of the same time period (between 15 thousand and 4 thousand years).
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese
Denomination: Etna DOC
Wine-growing area: north side of the Etna volcano – contrada Rampante, Castiglione di Sicilia – Catania – Sicily
Soils: formation of volcanic origin of different lithological characterization, but of the same time period (between 15000 and 4000 years)
Planting year: 2000
Altitude: 740 m a.s.l.
Vineyard exposure: north east – south west
Training system: espalier
Type of pruning: spurred cordon
Density of vines per hectare: 5000
Yield quintals of grapes per hectare: 55 ql
Harvest period: 20 October
Weather pattern: Early spring mild with good rains in March. Hot and dry summer. Good rains in early October ensured the slow progress of ripening
Fermentation: traditional in red
Fermentation temperature: 25/30 ° C
Duration of fermentation: 8 days
Malolactic fermentation: totally carried out
Aging: in 25 hl Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months
Alcohol content: 13.5% Vol.
Analytical data of wine: pH 3.55 – AT 6.16 g / l – ZR 0.7 g / l – ET 27.9 g / l