Etna Rosso 'Cavanera Rovo delle Coturnie' Firriato 2016

Still red wine, full bodied, fruity and mineral, aged in barrels and barriques
26.20 €
Immediate availability

Characteristics

Denomination

Etna DOC

Grape varieties

Nerello Mascalese 80% and Nerello Cappuccio 20%

Category

Red Wines

Region

Sicily (Italy)

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size

75 cl Bottle

Vineyards

In the northen slope of Etna, at 750 meters above sea level, in a sandy volcanic soil

Vinification

Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in traditional oak barrels

Aging

12 months in Slavonian oak barrels and at least 6 in bottle

Additional notes

Contains sulfites

Awards and accolades

James Suckling
2014
93 / 100
Antonio Galloni
2014
93 / 100
Wine Enthusiast
2014
92 / 100
Robert Parker
2014
90 / 100
Gambero Rosso
2016
2 / 3
Wine Spectator
2013
89 / 100

To enjoy it at its best

Serving temp.
18°-20°C
When to open
To enjoy it at its best, we recommend you to let the wine 'breathe' at least 15-30 minutes before serving
Glass
Large goblet
Large goblet

Perfect for red wines with good structure and intensity, which need oxygenation to open up and develop their intense and complex aromas

When to drink

When to drink

Evolving

Wine good to drink now, but that can have a beautiful evolution after resting for a while in your cellar

You can leave it in your cellar for even more than 5 years

RED WINE ETNA ROSSO 'CAVANERA ROVO DELLE COTURNIE' FIRRIATO 2016 DESCRIPTION

This "Cavanera" comes from a truly unique zone: the slopes of Etna. The black soil and sand together with 600 meters of altitude makes this area an island within the island, an exception that gives us a very special wine. Made with Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, this "Cavanera Rovo delle Coturnie" is a wine of great class, sensuality and elegance: a wine that gives all the vibrant energy of Etna and Sicily!

Colour Clear and bright ruby red

Scent Intense and sweet, with sharp notes of nutmeg, red fruits, raspberry, ripe peach, black pepper and rose petals, and delicate ferrous/minerals nuances

Taste Clear, dynamic and persistent, fully expresses the wonderful terroir that is "around the volcano", characterized by gentle tannins and great lineage

producer: Firriato

Main wines
Nero d'Avola, Perricone, Catarratto, Etna
Foundation year
1985
Hectares of vineyards
470
Annual production
6.000.000 bt
Enologist
Giuseppe Pellegrino
Address
Firriato, Via Trapani, 4 - 91027 Paceco (TP)

Perfect to drink with

  • Red Meat Stew
  • Roasted and Grilled Meat
  • Aged Cheese
  • Pasta Bolognese