Wine Tenuta di Fessina, "Musmeci" Rosso Riserva, Etna DOC, 2011
Reviews of purchase Tenuta di Fessina, "Musmeci" Rosso Riserva, Etna DOC, 2011
The wine shows a red-ruby color.
The bright, persistent, expressive taste of wine is revealed by a harmonious combination of notes of ripe fruits and shades of spices on the background of smoky minerality. Round, long, delicate aftertaste with tangible tannins.
The wine has a rich, generous, intense fruity aroma, supplemented with touches of cinnamon and pepper, nuances of minerals, violets and notes of oak.
Wine is recommended to be served with veal, meat under tomato sauce, hot and seasoned cheeses.
Tenuta di Fessina, "Musmeci" Rosso Riserva - exquisite red wine from the Nerello Mascalese variety with the addition of a small amount of Nerello Cappuccio. This variety occupies a special place in the assortment of Tenuta di Fessina. Lozam Nerello Mascalese for more than 80 years, at one time in 1920 they were planted by Mr. Musmechi, whose name as a token of respect and called the wine. He is rightly considered the embodiment of traditions and the best expression of the terroir, which the oenologists and owners of Tenuta di Fessina are proud of.
In the process of creating the "Musmechy" Rosso Rezerva maceration on the skin is carried out for 8-10 days, turning into spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks under thermal control. The wine is aged for 20 months in oak barrels.
In 2007, Sylvia Maestrelli and the oenologist, Federico Curtas, who worked for 20 years at Gaja, purchased vineyards in the Etna region. From this moment begins the story of Tenute di Fessina - a winemaking economy in Sicily, which supports the centuries-old traditions of winemaking that prevail in this region. On the territory of one of the vineyards after the acquisition, a symbolic echo of the past was found: an adaptation for pressing grapes dating from the 18th century. This finding strengthened the owners in their desire to glorify the region with quality wines and became a kind of "sign from above", blessing the development and the future success of the started business.
The heart of Tenuta di Fessina is at an altitude of 670 meters above sea level. The plots occupy an area of about 7 hectares, and the soil of the vineyards is rich in volcanic rocks, which provides the wines with the richness and complexity of the aroma, the elegant structure and the mineral taste. In addition to growing grapes and producing wine in the Tenute di Fessina, wine tourism is practiced. Wine connoisseurs and travelers have an excellent opportunity not only to taste the best wines of the farm, but also to enjoy a stay in the picturesque area of Sicily, to see with their own eyes the majestic volcano of Etna and enjoy the silence in the ancient estate alone with nature.