venerdì 14 febbraio 2014

Wine-training @DallaTerra with ERSE Bianco, Etna DOC Tenuta di Fessina

_Guy HarcourtWood Ph., FortyFive10_ Wine training, Dalla Terra, London
Our centennial vineyards stretch across the sloping fields of Milo and Santa Maria di Licodia, between Mt Etna top and the Ionian Sea. From their bush-trained vines the Doc Etna Bianco ERSE is produced, blending Carricante with indigenous grape varieties such as Minnella and Catarratto. ERSE, vinified in stainless steel tanks, is our interpretation of a variety which has been considered for a long time a “deluxe” minor wine grape, due to its remarkable characteristics of freshness and longevity.
Denomination: ETNA DOC Bianco Varietal: Carricante 80%, Minnella and Catarratto 20% Agronomist: Federico Curtaz Oenologist: Federico Curtaz
Tasting notes Colour: Straw yellow with green nuances Nose: delicate, elegant, fruity Taste: Pleasantly fresh, salty and harmonious
Characteristics of production land Production area: Milo and Santa Maria di Licodìa Area under vine: 2,5 ha. Year of vineyards planting: 1920 Exposure: Sud Altitude above the sea level: 1000 meters Type of soil: dark and sandy, with skeleton grain and volcanic hash, typical of the Etna lava flows Vine density: 6.000 plants per hectare Training system: alberello Harvest: October, 20 Yield. per hectare: 70 ql. Harvest technique: by hands using perforated crates, after a careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and in the cellar
Vinification and ageing Crushing: Soft Fermentation: in stainless steel at controlled temperature Fermentation temperature: 12°/14° Yearly average production: 6.500 bottles 0,75 l. Alcohol content: 12°/13°

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