Jeudi 15 Rosso, 2019, Etna
Vino di Anna
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante
Average Age of Vines: 90 years
Region: Etna, Sicily, Italy
Soil: Volcanic loam
Harvest: By hand
Winemaking: 70% destemmed, 30% whole cluster. Open fermented on indigenous yeasts, with periodic foot trodding
Elevage: Old oak casks
Winemaker: Anna Martens
Crimson red in colour, this wine has lifted aromas of red cherries, wild raspberries and delicate white flowers. The palate is juicy, medium-bodied and flavoursome, with bright red fruit and underlying spice. The tannins are fine and austere. The finish is mineral and long, typical of wines from volcanic soils.
The grapes for “Jeudi 15” Rosso come from a beautiful, two hectare property, located in the contrada MonteLaguardia, at 800 metres altitude, on the northern slopes of Mt Etna. 90 year alberello (bush) vines of Nerello Mascalese were hand-harvested on the 8th October, along with a small percentage (less than 5%) of Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante (Grenache). 70% of the grapes were de-stemmed by hand into an open fermenter. The rest of the grapes were added as whole bunches. Fermentation was conducted by indigenous yeasts. The fermenting must was in contact with the skins for 15 days during which time it was foot trodden several times. After pressing, the new wine remained on fine lees, in a large, old oak cask, before bottling in October 2020. It was neither fined nor filtrated. No SO2 was added.