Donnafugata - Contrada Marchesa '17 - Etna Rosso DOC

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The Etna cru, noble expression of Nerello Mascalese

Light ruby red in color, Etna Rosso Doc Contrada Marchesa 2017 presents a fragrant bouquet with hints of small red fruitsspicy notes (cinnamon and black pepper) and underbrush, followed by balsamic nuances and a delicate mineral note. In the mouth it stands out for its great balance characterized by a good freshness and structure. The fine tannic texture prolongs its persistence and enhances the elegance of this cru.

Food & wine

Excellent with risotto, meat and game. Try also with legume or vegetable soups delicately spiced. Serve in large goblets at 18°C (64°F).

Excellent at 18 °C°


Etna Rosso Doc Contrada Marchesa


  • Nerello Mascalese


Production zone

Eastern Sicily, north side of Etna


A careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard, and manual harvesting in boxes

Yield per hectar

5 t (2 t/acre).


Fermentation in steel with maceration on the skins for 10-12 days at a temperature of 25° C.


Aging for 14 months in French oak (second and third passage barriques) and then over 18 months in the bottle before being marketed.

Alcohol and analytical data

alcohol: 14.10%
total acidity: 5.6 g/l
pH: 3.42

Ageing potential

over 10 years.

First vintage



Food and wine pairings

Herbed roast pork   Herbed roast pork

Fillet of beef with porcini   Fillet of beef with porcini

Artistic label

The protagonist of this label, designed by the illustrator Stefano Vitale, is brimming with charm and mystery. A volcano-goddess with an aristocratic face, adorned with precious jewels: flowers and fruits that reflect the prestige of this select area. The label also depicts the medieval village of Castiglione di Sicilia and its vineyards interspersed with volcanic ashes.Etna Rosso Doc Contrada Marchesa

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