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Etna Doc Riserva

SIGNUM AETNAE 2015
“The Refinement”

The majestic and disruptive Etna is also the gentle guardian of the Signum Aetnae vineyard. The highest volcano on the European continent, she tells a story of viticulture that enchants those who listen. From this precious treasure box comes the predestined Il Sigillo del Vulcano, the beloved son of heroic mountain viticulture. Signum Aetnae is the authentic witness of a centuries-old defense activity carried out by the volcano on vineyards that have resisted the passage of time and phylloxera.

Etna Doc Riserva

SIGNUM AETNAE 2014
“The Enchantment”

The majestic and disruptive Etna is also the gentle guardian of the Signum Aetnae vineyard. The highest volcano on the European continent, she tells a story of viticulture that enchants those who listen. From this precious treasure box comes the predestined Il sigillo del Vulcano, the beloved son of heroic mountain viticulture. Signum Aetnae is the authentic witness of a centuries-old defence activity carried out by the volcano on vineyards that have resisted the passage of time and phylloxera.

vintage 2015: NERELLO MASCALESE AND OTHER RELIC VARIETIES

Tasting notes

Each glass of Signum Aetnae 2015 brings with it a pleasant and elegant tannic texture. The wine shows a ruby colour, is very concentrated on the nose, and is broad and persistent. Complex bouquet, where cinnamon, black pepper, and tobacco alternate and blend in a single expression. Compared to the previous year, the hints of undergrowth and red fruits are maintained, but with the increase of aging in barrels and bottles, gentle tones of wood and tobacco also emerge."

vintage 2014: NERELLO MASCALESE AND OTHER RELIC VARIETIES

Tasting notes

Signum Aetnae 2014 is a wine of great structure that promises longevity. The 2014 vintage stands out for its emblematic aromatic complexity that gives it a unique style. The colour is a brilliant ruby, and the nose reveals a strong and sophisticated profile, with hints of undergrowth, red fruits and a spicy seductive aroma wrapped by fine balsamic notes. On the palate it is soft and persistent, giving sensations of small red fruit combined with a very pleasant freshness”.

The Climate
of Vintage 2015

Winter 2015 was very harsh, with abundant and frequent precipitation. Spring was also particularly and unusually rainy and expressed temperatures below the seasonal average. The combination of these meteorological factors resulted in a delay in the vegetative awakening of the plants and a consequent late budding.

The temperatures of May and June, on the other hand, were consistently above the seasonal average and contributed to an excellent vegetative recovery and a splendid flowering, followed by a good fruit set.

The abundant rains of August and the lowering of the average temperatures have created a reserve of water that has allowed the plants to arrive in September with good vitality and vigour. The last phase of maturation saw an almost perfect climate, guaranteeing an excellent level of health for the grapes.

The 2015 vintage is considered excellent, thanks to the very favourable microclimate of the vineyard that allowed the Signum grapes to develop and express organoleptic characteristics capable of increasing the complexity and structure of the wine.

The Climate
of Vintage 2014

The climate of 2014 was decisive for the quality of the grapes produced in the pre-phylloxera vineyard: after the spring rains and a decidedly cool beginning of the summer, temperatures gradually approached the seasonal average, but without hot peaks.

In the middle weeks of summer 2014, it finally returned to weather conditions more appropriate for the average of the period, with temperatures typical for Sicilian summers.

From a sanitary point of view, the production was excellent, with the ratio of leaf area to production in a state of absolute equilibrium (about 1 sqm of leaf area per kg of grapes).

It can be said that the harvest was excellent, among the best of the last 30 years for red wines; the production yield has reached good levels, and overall, the vintage is exceptional for Signum as the weather has allowed excellent phenolic ripeness, giving the wine excellent structure and body.

Harvest, Vinification, and Aging

The harvest was brought forward by about ten days compared to the previous year due to the September rains that accelerated the ripening process of the grapes.

The grapes were harvested exclusively by hand after careful selection. The selected grapes were destemmed and pressed for vinification in stainless steel, which continued for about two weeks.

The malolactic fermentation was carried out in steel for about 20 days. The aging of 2015 was slightly different from that of the previous year: the aging in the barrel lasted 36 months, while the aging in bottles had a duration of over 42 months.

For aging in barrel, in continuity with the previous vintage, we chose Tonneaux barrels and French oak barrels of the first and second passage, selected from fine-grained woods aged in the open air for about 3 years, coming from the forests of Allier, Tronçais, and Jupilles. We chose to continue with the same type of wood as it is able to make the most of the characteristics of the Signum.

The 2015 vintage produced 2436 bottles.

A CAREFULLY GUARDED TREASURE

Signum Aetnae is presented in an elegant packaging with attention to the smallest details, which reflects the attention to the quality and aesthetics of the product: a combination of elements of luxury, craftsmanship and digital innovation.

Every element, from the wooden box to the tissue paper with logo and seal, contributes to a unique and memorable opening experience for true collectors of wine works of art.

Harvest, Vinification, and Aging

The harvesting of the bunches was carried out with careful selection and exclusively by hand with the use of single-layer wooden boxes. The selected grapes were destemmed and pressed for vinification in stainless steel, which continued for about twenty days.

After the malolactic fermentation, which took place in stainless steel and lasted about 25 days, the aging was carried out in Tonneaux French oak barrels of the first passage, selected from fine woods aged in the open air for about 3 years, coming from the forests of Allier, Tronais, and Jupilles. 

The type of barrel with a particular fine-grained wood and medium roasting was chosen because, after various tests carried out, it emerged that, in our opinion, this type of wood respects the characteristics of the wine and enhances its peculiarities. 

Before being placed on the market, the wine was aged in barrels for 24 months, and then the refinement continued in bottles for a period of at least 18 months.

The 2014 harvest produced about 3500 bottles.

A CAREFULLY GUARDED TREASURE

Signum Aetnae is presented in an elegant packaging with attention to the smallest details, which reflects the attention to the quality and aesthetics of the product: a combination of elements of luxury, craftsmanship and digital innovation.

Every element, from the wooden box to the tissue paper with logo and seal, contributes to a unique and memorable opening experience for true collectors of wine works of art.

Identity card of the wine

Date of harvesting

October 6, 2015

Fermentation and maceration

October 6, 2015

The end of maceration and racking

October 21, 2015

The end of malolactic fermentation

November 10, 2015

The beginning of aging in Tonneaux

January 10, 2016

The bottling

August 8, 2019 (N° 2436 L.719)

Identity card of the wine

Date of harvesting

October 16, 2014

Fermentation and maceration

October 16, 2014

The end of maceration and racking

October 31, 2014

The end of malolactic fermentation

November 25, 2014

The beginning of aging in tonneaux

November 1, 2014

The Bottling

November 9, 2017 - N° 3500 L.517

Certification Etna DOC Riserva n. 388/2023 for Bott. N. 2438: February 9, 2013

The red type “Etna” can use the mention “riserva” only if subjected to an aging period within the production area of at least four years, of which at least 12 months are in the wood. The aging period starts on November 1st of the year of the grapes’ production. 

(EXTRACT OF THE ETNA DOC SPECIFICATION)

Certification Etna DOC Riserva n. 388/2023 for Bott. N. 2438: February 9, 2013

The red type “Etna” can use the mention “riserva” only if subjected to an aging period within the production area of at least four years, of which at least 12 months are in the wood. The aging period starts on November 1st of the year of the grapes’ production. 

(EXTRACT OF THE ETNA DOC SPECIFICATION)