Cratere, Rosso IGP

80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Petit Verdot. Successful blend between italian-french grapes. The great elegance of Nerello Mascalese and the gentle character of Petit Verdot create an exciting union

CRATERE_ENG1.jpgArea: Randazzo (Catania), NorthWest slopes of Mt Etna

Altitude: 650-850 metres a.s.l.

Soil: Volcanic- lava flow

Climate: Cool and ventilated with consistent changes between night and day

Density and yield: 6,000 plants per hectare, 3 kg/plant

Age and training: 10-30 years. Free standing, vertical position

Vinification: Harvesting in October. Lengthy and controlled maceration. Ageing 6 months in wood and 24 months in bottle

Tasting notes: Intense ruby red, violet reflections. Ripe and balsamic fruit with a scent of lava. In the mouth is sapid, dynamic with a long and constant structure

Food pairings: Excellent with red meat, well seasoned, perfect accompaniment for hard, aged cheese and lamb

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