Benanti 2016 Etna Rosso DOC
Item Number: 12087
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Etna DOC
Grape(s): 85% Nerello Mascalese / 15% Nerello Cappuccio
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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.