Graci Etna Rosso “Arcurìa” 2012


Appellation:  Etna Rosso DOC

Type:  Red, dry

Grape variety: Nerello Mascalese – indigenous to the Etna area

Certified Organic

Producer: Graci
Region: Sicilia
Production area: the Arcurìa vineyard on the northeastern slopes of Etna at Passopisciaro, Castiglione di Sicilia

Altitude: between 600 and nearly 700 metres above sea level

Vine density: between 6,000 and 10,000 plants per hectare

Soil types: dark brown in colour, volcanic in origin, well-drained – almost sandy in some parts, neutral pH, not calcareous, mostly very rich in iron and nitrogen

Harvest: mid  October

Yield: 30 hectolitres per hectare – 3 or 4 bunches per vine.

Fermentation: classic red fermentation in vertical  wooden ‘tini’ (conical in shape), with maceration on the skin for 25 days

Maturation: 14 months in large wooden ‘tini’, made from Nevers oak by Austrian Cooper Stockinger. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally

Bottle aging: at least 12 months before release

Tasting Notes: An elegant wine, dark wild cherries, earthiness, tar and grilled herbs come together in this relative large-scaled, rustic wine for the Etna region.

Reviews for Etna Rosso, “Arcurìa”
2012 Etna Rosso Arcuria – 93 Points – James Suckling (Oct 2014)
“Lots of sweet strawberry character on the nose and palate. Very pure. Full body, soft, silky tannins and a long, intense finish. Loads of flavor but lively and tangy. Drink or hold.”

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Graci Etna Rosso “Arcurìa” 2012