Il Musmeci Etna Rosso DOC 2007

This cru wine is dedicated to the Musmeci family, in particular Mr. Musmeci, who, for so many years, has taken care of the vineyards ("I vigne di Fessina") with so much love that today the winery is able to cultivate 80 year old vines. This wine is made from a blend of 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio from the oldest vines, grown on the highest hills.

Tasting Notes

Il Musmeci is a concentrated dark ruby with clear and mature fruity notes, a marked minerality and incomparable vitality. It has fresh, clear and enticing floral and spice aromas, and on the palate is full of sweetness with hints of oak. Strong and ausere yet integrated tannins lead to an enjoyable finish.

Food Pairing

Best served with roast lamb, game or semi-mature cheeses.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Etna/Castiglione di Sicilia/The Contrada Rovittelo vineyard
Vineyard size
15 acres
Soil composition
Sand and volcanic ash
Training method
Bush
Elevation
2,211 feet
Vines/acre
3,200
Yield/acre
2.8 tons
Exposure
Northeastern
Year vineyard planted
1920
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2007
Bottles produced of this wine
16,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Tonneaux: 1-3 years old; barrels: 1-15 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
8-10 days
Fermentation temperature
81-86 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
4-6
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Tonneaux and barrels
Length of bottle aging
12 months
Size of aging container
500 L and 35 HL
Type of oak
French oak
Length of aging before bottling
15 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
< 3 g/L
Acidity
6 g/L
Dry extract
23.5 g/L

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