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Tenute Nicosia Fondo Filara Etna Rosso DOC

2018

In a Nutshell

Delicately balanced Etna red with grip and elegance.

Tasting Notes

Delicate aromas of wild cherry with herbal and lightly spicy notes. The palate is elegant and complex with redcurrant and sour cherry fruit balanced by savoury characters. Fine, grippy tannins give structure, with juicy acidity leading to a long and fresh finish.

Production Notes

The 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes are sourced from vines trained on the ancient 'alberello' system, on the south-east slopes of Mount Etna, at around 550-600m altitude. Soils are volcanic, rich in minerals and containing red pumice stone. The grapes are hand-harvested into crates in the second half of October. Maceration and fermentation lasts around 10-15 days at controlled temperature (24-26°C). Then whilst half the wine remains in stainless steel, the other half matures for 5-6 months in barrique, followed by a further 5-6 months in large oak casks. The finished wine spends a further 6 months in bottle before release.

Grape Blend

100%

Nerello Mascalese

Producer - Cantine Nicosia

Cantine Nicosia is based in the Etna region, on the east coast of Sicily – home to some of the country’s more premium and interesting wines. Here Carmelo Nicosia, along with sons Franceso and Graziano (5th generation), have developed their family business into one of Etna’s most important wine producers. Their Trecastagni winery is where tradition meets ultra-modern technology.

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Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Sicily

Vintage

2018

Size

0.75L

ABV

13%

Grape

Nerello Mascalese

Viticulture

Sustainable

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£17.90

4 in stock

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