2019 Tornatore Etna Rosso, Sicily, Italy
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ABOUT THIS WINE
Harvest came between the 2nd and 3rd week of October. After the grapes are harvested by hand in small crates they are quickly brought to the winery where they are manually selected on a belt-conveyor. Then they are destemmed and not completely crushed, and sent to concrete tanks, where they macerate for about 10/12 days at a temperature of 22/25 °C. After fermentation, the grapes are left to macerate for a few days more, then wine is separated from grape skins, which are pressed with the traditional vertical press. Aging takes place for about 6 months into big wooden barrels and 3 months in bottle.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
The beginning of the cultivation of the vine, with the production of wine, by the Tornatore Family dates back to 1865 when the great-grandfather of the current owner embarks on the agricultural activity. In 1910 Giuseppe, the current owner's grandfather, built a house with annexed millstone in Contrada Piano Fiera with adjacent 2 hectares of vineyard to which two more were added on the north side of Etna in the Piano Felci area at 1,000 meters above sea level. has always had a detailed knowledge of the territories of the town of Castiglione di Sicilia since the grandfather Giuseppe and uncle Giovanni were appointed cadastral indicators in the early 30s, accompanying the surveyor to detect particles, to define borders and names of districts. The construction of an oil mill annexed to the millstone dates back to that period, which was active in the various technological evolutions until the 1970s. A family, therefore, with deep roots in the territory of origin, which in subsequent generations has never neglected the attachment and respect of the same and of the traditions.
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Grape(s)||Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio|