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Etna Rosso DOC Pettinociarelle

Wine name:Etna Rosso DOC Pettinociarelle

Appellation:ETNA ROSSO DOC

Zone:Pettinociarelle district (Solicchiata, Castiglione di Sicilia, province of Catania)

Vineyard extension (hectares):1

Blend:90% Nerello Mascalese 10% Nerello Cappuccio

Vineyard age (year of planting):Nerello Cappuccio 2005 Nerello Mascalese 2005

Soil Type:volcanic


Altitude:765 meters above sea level

Colour:intense ruby red when young

Nose:complex with red fruit and Mediterranean scrub notes

Flavour:well balanced in the mouth with tightly knit tannins, it is velvety and with a pleasant and persistent finish

Serving temperature (°C):16-18

Match with:rice and pasta dishes with meat or vegetables, white and red grilled meat, medium seasoned cheese

Average no. bottles/year:4,500

Grape yield per hectare tons:4-5

Vinification and ageing

Traditional red vinification with punching down of the cap. Maceration with the skins for 10-15 days. The wine matures in French oak tonneaux of second and third use for 10 months.

Wine Producer


Address:Via Gullotto Mariano 34, Fraz. Passopisciaro - Castiglione di Sicilia, 95012 Catania

Owner:Rita and Calogero Statella

Year of establishment:2016

Total annual production:4500

Total vineyard extension (hectares):1

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):1ha 90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio

Vine training system:
Cordon spur

Type of viticulture:certified organic

Harvest period:mid-end of October

Agronomist:Calogero Statella

Oenologist:Calogero Statella


Calogero Statella has been the oenologist of Tenuta delle Terre Nere since 2008. In 2016 he purchased, together with his wife Rita, a vineyard on Mount Etna located in the Pettinociarelle district (Sollicchiata, commune of Castiglione di Sicilia). Pettinociarelle is a district that was very famous in the past for wine, as the soils (that are poor) gave a low grape yield, but the wines from these grapes were of very high quality. Nowadays the vineyard of Calogero and Rita is one of the few vineyards that are still productive. After the second World War many farmers had to abandon these vineyards as vines were planted in areas that ensured a higher production. Many vineyards were gradually converted into olive groves.
2016 is the first vintage of their excellent Etna Rosso DOC. The grapes are vinified at the cellar of Tenuta delle Terre Nere. Calogero tells us: “ The Etna: a land where we were both born. In this unique area for viticulture, the traditional artisanal approach to wine making is the only way to express the genotype-environment interaction in the best possible way through a deep knowledge of the terroir of the Mount Etna and of its grape varieties. The aim is to make wines of an extremely high quality and that express a strong character of the area. Our estate and our wine stem from this idea.”

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