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BENANTI ETNA ROSSO

$50.00

2017
750 ml
PRODUCT INFORMATION
CRITIC REVIEWS
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
Benanti is a reference point producer for beautiful wines from Mount Etna. It offers a great introduction to some of the important indigenous grapes of the Etna, such as Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio.
 
Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are at home at the high altitude of the Etna volcano and yield wines that are fragrant and mineral-driven. If you like Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo this would be your cup of tea!
Italy, Sicily
APPELLATION:
Etna Rosso DOC
GRAPES:
Nerello Mascalese 80% (The indigenous Etnean red grape, sweet and tannic)
Nerello Cappuccio 20% (A variety grown on Mount Etna for centuries, sweet and scarcely tannic)
APPEARANCE:
Pale ruby red
AROMA:
Ethereal, intense with hints of ripe fruit 
PALATE:
Balanced, dry, mineral with a pleasant acidity and remarkable persistence
FOOD PAIRING:
Red meats, matured cheeses, overall a versatile wine 
SERVE:
18-19°C


Soil: Sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with sub-acid reaction. Grapes are hand picked during October and softly pressed. Fermentation occurs at a temperature of 25°C in stainless steel vats, with a 20-25 days long maceration, using patented selected indigenous yeasts. The vinification then continues partly in stainless steel tanks and partly in used barriques (for approximately 8 months) until bottling.

CRITIC REVIEWS
Robert Parker88/100

The 2016 Etna Rosso is a blend of 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio. The grapes were fermented separately. The Nerello Mascalese is aged in barrique for ten months, whereas the Nerello Cappuccio only sees stainless steel. This vintage is slightly lacking in intensity. You get aromas of wild berry, licorice and tar, but the volume is turned down a notch or two. Some 70,000 bottles were produced Monica Larner - 29/12/2018

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BENANTI ETNA ROSSO

BENANTI ETNA ROSSO

$50.00
2017
750 ml
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