Tenuta di Castellaro L’ottava Isola 2018 Etna Rosso
First courses elaborated with ragù, meats, game and aged cheeses
Etna Rosso DOC
Passopisciaro (near Feudo di Mezzo) north side of Etna
Mediterranean with a strong mountain influence, characterized by significant temperature variations between day and night.
Sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals and with a sub-acid reaction
700 mt. s.l.m.
Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio
STUMPS PER HECTARE
Manual with selection of the grapes during the harvest.
The de-stemmed grapes are fermented by the yeasts naturally present on the grapes, with long maceration of the wine with the skins. Racking and racking of the wine into new and used French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. After about a year, it is transferred to a steel tank. No clarification, only static decanting before bottling.
REFINING IN THE BOTTLE
At least 4 months
ESTIMATED AGING CAPACITY
Minimum 5 years
15-16 ° C