Benanti
Benanti
Serra della Contessa
Etna Rosso
D.O.C.
Area of production
Monte Serra, the volcanic cone at the lowest altitude of the eastern side of Etna, in the commune of Viagrande (Ct).
Altitude
500 m asl.
Climate
high rainfall and humidity with great temperature changes throughout the day.
Terrain
sandy, volcanic, very rich in minerals with subacid reaction.
Grape variety
Nerello Mascalese (Negrello) grown as alberello (free standing bush). This is the main vine of the Etnean region. It has large medium-compact bunches, with medium-sized grapes having skins light blue, very pruinose. Its taste is sweet and very tannic. Nerello Cappuccio or Mantellato (mantled) grown as alberello (free standing bush). Its place of origin is unknown. It has medium-small sized compact bunches, medium-sized grapes, blue-black skins. Its taste is sweet and slightly tannic.
Density of implantantion
about 8,000 vinestocks per hectare.
Grape yield per hectare
55 q.
Age of vineyards
100 years, in part with vines "franco di piede" (ungrafted).
Vinification
the grapes, harvested at the end of September, are vinified in red with long maceration of the must with the skins in 52-hectoliter oak casks.
Maturation
after malolactic fermentation, wine is transferred into small casks (225 liters) where it matures for more than one year.
Refining
in bottle for at least 12 months.
Organoleptic characteristics
- color: vivid red ruby.
- scent: ethereal, intense with hints of wild berries, peach and noble wood.
- taste: full, harmonic, considerably persistent and reasonably tannic.
Alcoholic content
13.5 % by VOL.
Serving temperature
18-20°C. in glasses suitable for red bodied wines.
Gastronomic accompaniment
with wild fowl, meat and sauces even elaborated, and mature cheese.
Duration
it benefits from long permanence in bottle, becoming more austere and mature 4-5 years after harvest.
The name Serra della Contessa appeared for the first time in a very old notarial document written in Latin and dating back to the year 1474.
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