Torres Acosta Versante Nord Rosso 2014

The 2014 Versante Nord is from two parcels on Mount Etna, both north facing. Pietramarina and Verzella are located between 550 and 700 meters on soft soils consisting of lava ash from various eruptions. The vines are between 45-50 years old and are a field blend of 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% other native varieties, including Carricante. The wine is fermented on its own yeasts, with a small portion whole cluster fermented. Fermentation takes place in cement tanks with 15 days on the skins without temperature control, then aged 16 months in 25hl Slavonian oak botte. Pronounced wet rock, crushed roses and wild berries. Smoky, Juniper berry. Rhone-like. Iron-like. Medium-bodied with a bold yet integrated tannic grip.

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