Benanti 2014 'Rovittello' Etna Rosso DOC
Item Number: 11771
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Etna DOC
Grape(s): 80% Nerello Mascalese / 20% Nerello Cappuccio
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Soil Type: Volcanic
Elevation: 2,300 feet
Case Production: 575
Vineyard Notes: The grapes are sourced from one plot of 80+-year-old vines in Rovittello, a village on the northern side of Mt. Etna in the commune of Castiglione di Sicilia.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are traditionally vinified with long maceration of the must with the skins. After malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in small casks (225 liters) for more than one year. Refining occurs in bottle for 8-10 months.
Tasting Notes: The Benanti Rovittello is plush and powerful. It is definitely a category benchmark for Mt. Etna. Flavors include but are not limited to cherry, currant, raspberry, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, various herbs, and minerals. Beautiful fruit and spice hit the whole palate in a harmonic complexity. Pair Rovittello with hearty dishes.
About the Label: The label is a painting that is featured in the Benanti tasting room in Sicily.