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Croceferro 2018 – Generazione Alessandro

Croceferro 2018 - Generazione Alessandro - © Ph. Piero Pardini Sommelier
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Croceferro
Municipality of production: north-east side, Municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia, Piano Filici district.
Variety composition: 100% Nerello Mascalese.
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Vintage: 2018.
Type: Etna Rosso DOC
Soil type: volcanic sands with a good presence of red pumice
Altitude: 640 meters above sea level
Planting year: 2016
Training system: espalier trained with spurred cordon.
Plants per hectare: 5,600
Yield per hectare: 60 quintals.
Harvest period: second ten days of October.
Crushing: grapes harvested by hand in small boxes in the early morning. Destem and press softly.
Alcoholic fermentation: about 12 days in truncated conical steel vats with daily breakage of the cap carried out by fulling.
Aging: 12 months in French oak tonneaux, 30% of the mass refines in steel tanks.
Refinement in the bottle: at least 6 months at a constant temperature (18 ° C).

Croceferro 2018 - Generazione Alessandro

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Tasting Notes
Clear, lively ruby red color not too intense with slightly garnet hues, consistent.
On the nose the sample is intense, complex and fine. The following hints are highlighted: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted. Elegant opening of slightly withered red flowers, followed by notes of dark berry fruits reminiscent of sour cherries and cherries in alcohol, but also myrtle, cassis and blood orange, spicy aromas of cardamom and rhubarb, followed by toasted hints that they refer to freshly roasted coffee powder and leather, balsamic finish with woody notes.
Intense and varied aromas, balance to the taste to be refined, but overall more than pleasant, good flavor balanced by alcohol, the intensity and persistence of taste olfactory is important.
It is recommended in combination with rustic bread with Tuscan-style liver terrine.


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About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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