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Tenute Nicosia Fondo Filara Etna Rosso DOC

2017

In a Nutshell

A rich and complex wine with a great minerality and appealing aromas.

Tasting Notes

Warm, complex, savoury nose with aromas of wild raspberry, leather, toasted nuts and dried petals. Delicate yet richly flavoured on the palate, rounded and silky with pure red berry fruit. Notes of brown spice, and liquorice and refined tannins lead to a long balsamic finish balanced by fresh acidity. A fine example of Sicily's most renowned red combining richness and elegance.

Production Notes

Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes are grown on volcanic soils, very rich in minerals, at an altitude of 700-750 m above sea level, with good range of temperature between day and night. Grapes are hand harvested at the end of October. Maceration takes place for approximately 10-15 days at a controlled temperature of 24-26°C. Vinification takes place mainly in stainless steel vats, 50% of the wine stays 5-6 months in barrique and 3-4 in large oak casks; the ageing is completed by a stay of 6 months in the bottle.

Grape Blend

80%

Nerello Mascalese

20%

Nerello Cappuccio

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

2017

Size

0.75L

ABV

13%

Grape

Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese

Viticulture

Organic

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£16.80

4 in stock

Press Quotes & Awards

Gold Medal

Sommelier Wine Awards 2020

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