The Alta Quota is a garnet-ruby red wine, with a complex aroma, having both balsamic and spicy hints. A full bodied, dry palate, elegant and well balanced, it’s notable acidity gives the wine a considerable freshness.
ALTA QUOTA ETNA ROSSO D.O.C. ETNA
APPELLATION OF ORIGIN: D.O.C. Etna ( Certified Organic)
TYPE OF WINE: Red
GRAPE SOURCE: Linguaglossa (CT).
VARIETAL: Nerello Mascalese 100%
VINEYARD YEAR: 1929.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 20 quintals.
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Long maceration, temperature controlled fermentation with indigenous yeast.
HARVEST PERIOD: Mid-October
VINIFICATION: Long maceration, temperature controlled fermentation with indigenous yeast.
FERMENTATION TANKS: 10-12 months in oak barrels.
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 18°C / 20°C.
AGEING: In bottles for 24 months.
BOTTLING PERIOD: End of May.
MACERATION PERIOD:10-12 months in oak barrels.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14% vol.
AGEING CAPAClTY: Moderate