Pietradolce Archineri Barbagalli Etna Rosso DOC 2013
The 2012 Etna Rosso Archineri is one of the protagonists of the vintage. The Archineri vineyard is planted from 700 and 850 meters above sea level and the vines are from 40 to 80 years old. Similar to the spectacular single-vinyard red from the Barbagalli vineyard, Archineri offers uncompromising purity and intensity in terms of its fruit. This is a wine of improved precision and focus. It opens to a luminous, ruby appearance with tight berry nuances followed by grilled herb and volcanic ash. Archineri is very reflective of its volcanic territory. The mouthfeel is delicate and fine with feminine endnotes of dried rose and violets.
100% Nerello Mascarello
Etna Rosso DOC
Solicchiata, north part of Mount Etna.
Serving temperature: 60-64 °F. In large burgundy glasses.
Pietradolce was born in 2005, and has its place in Solicchiata, hamlet of Castiglione di Sicilia (CT), on the northern slopes of Etna. The company covers 11 hectares between 600 and 900 meters above sea level and is divided into three plots, two that fall in the district "Prancing" and one in the district "Zottorinoto".
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect companion to roasted meats, wild game, hard cheeses, any cut of beef, mushroom risotto, meat stewed.