Etna Rosso Sommitale – LA CONTEA

LA CONTEA producer’s sheet

The best Nerello Mascalese grapes, carefully cultivated in the estate vineyards and selected with great care, give life to this precious and rare wine. Terraces enjoy an excellent exposure and benefit from the influence of the volcano and the wonderful sea in front of them. Few excellent bottles that represent our highest expression of Etna Rosso.

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Grape variety



General informations

  • Denomination: Etna Rosso Doc

  • Grape variety: 100% Nerello Mascalese

  • Number of bottles: 2000 bottles 0,75 l


  • Soil: lava with strong presence of pebbles and “ripiddu etneo”

  • Altitude: 450 m a.s.l.

  • Yield: 50-60 quintals per hectare

  • Training system: sapling and counter-espalier

Wine processing

  • Refinement: minimum 20 mesi in french oak tonneaux

  • Fermentation: in stainless steel


  • Colour: Bright ruby red with hints of garnet

  • Bouquet: Recognizable notes of violets, blueberries, blood orange, black pepper and cloves. Its olfactory suggestions of flint and cinchona are evident.

  • Taste: It is a dry, warm wine with a pleasant softness and velvety tannins. Balanced on the sip, the long savory persistence characterizes it on clear territorial notes

  • Food pairings suggestions: First courses with elaborate sauces, red meats, game, aged cheese

  • Serving temperature: 18-20°C

Analytical data

  • Alcohol: 13,5% Vol

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