Benanti 2016 Etna Rosso DOC

Benanti 2016 Etna Rosso DOC

Item Number: 12087

UPC: 8-059591590713

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Etna DOC
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 85% Nerello Mascalese / 15% Nerello Cappuccio
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Soil Type: Sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals
Elevation: 1,470 to 2,950 feet

Vineyard Notes: The fruit is sourced from a selection of grapes from vineyards located on the northern, south-eastern and south-western slopes of Mount Etna. The vines are trained with free standing bush (“alberello”) and spurred cordon systems. Their ages range between 10 to 60 years.

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are manually harvested during October and softly pressed. Fermentation occurs at a controlled temperature in stainless steel vats with a 20-day long maceration using patented selected indigenous yeasts. About 80% of the wine then matures in stainless steel tanks while about 20% matures in used French oak barriques for 8-10 months.

Tasting Notes: This is a lean wine with deep minerality. Simply delicious! This is a versatile wine that will pair easily with most dishes.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (10/31/2018)

    Cherry, pomegranate, thyme, smoky mineral; tangy, supple
  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (8/6/2019)

    Luminous, very pretty deep red color. Fresh red cherry, berries and flint on the enticing nose. Then crisp and juicy with lively herbal and floral nuances to the red cherry fruit flavors. Finishes long and vibrant with hints of fresh ginger and minerals. A lovely entry-level wine.