Il Musmeci Etna Rosso DOC 2010

This wine is dedicated to the Musmeci family, in particular, Mr. Musmeci, who for so many years looked after these estate vineyards ("I vigne di Fessina") with so much love that today the winery is able to cultivate 80-year-old vines. This cru-level wine is made from a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio from the oldest vines of the estate grown on the highest hills. The resulting wine is unparalleled in richness, concentration, and depth.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red in color, exuberant notes of smoky minerality and red fruits complement undertones of spices, black cherry, and violets. On the palate, it is rich and textural, with well-integrated tannins and a long, evolving finish. 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with veal dishes, tomato sauces, veal parmigiana, and quiche Lorraine.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Contrada Rovittello vineyard
Vineyard size
18 acres
Soil composition
Volcanic Sandy-Loam
Training method
Bush
Elevation
2,200 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
15,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
95% Nerello Mascalese and 5% Nerello Cappuccio
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
One-Fifteen years and One-Three years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-12 days
Fermentation temperature
81-86 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
2-3
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels and Tonneaux
Length of bottle aging
12 months
Size of aging container
35 HL and 500 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
15 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
<3.0 g/L
Acidity
6 g/L

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