Cratere Rosso from top Etna producer Terrazze dell’Etna. A potent and elegant red wine made from Nerello Mascalese and Petit Verdot grapes grown at an altitude of 650 – 850 m. on the northern slopes of Mount Etna.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||80% Nerello Mascalese and 20 % Petit Verdot|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The Nerello Mascalese and Petit Verdot vines for the Cratere red wine have an age of 10-30 years, and grow in the lava high up on the northerns slopes of Mount Etna near Randazzo.
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by fermentation on the skins in stainless steel tanks. The wine was matured for 6 months in French oak barriques. Following bottling the wine was refined for another 24 months in the bottles. About this wine:
The great elegance of Nerello Mascalese combines excellently with the character of Petit Verdot.
Colour: Intense ruby with violet reflections
Bouquet: Ripe and balsamic fruit with a scent of lava
Taste: Sapid, dynamic with a long and constant structure
Longevity 5-10 years.