The Orphéus is a wine of an intense ruby red colour. A combination of fruity and spicy aromas with hints of cherry, rich and persistent on the palate, full bodied and pleasing tannins.
ORPHEUS 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 80% – Nerello Mantellato 20%
VINEYARD YEAR: 1968.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 35 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