Benanti 2020 Etna Rosato DOC
Item Number: 15586
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Etna DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Nerello Mascalese
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Winemaking Notes: This Etna Rosato is made exclusively from the variety Nerello Mascalese. The vines are located on the southeastern slope of the volcano. The grapes are manually harvested in October, destemmed, crushed and softly pressed. The free-run juice is then vinified in stainless steel with a prolonged contact with the fine lees.
Tasting Notes: The Benanti family produces some of the best wines coming out of Sicily. This rosé is no exception and shows it might be impossible for them to make a bad wine. The Benanti Rosato is savory with citrus fruit that does not overpower the palate. There is a mineral crunch and freshness. Echoes of taffy show on the finish.
91 Points (2018 Vintage) Vinous 8/6/2019
"Bright pink. Sweet and juicy aromas and flavors of strawberry, cough lozenge, and botanical herbs. Finishes suave, sweet and lively, not to mention long. Made with Nerello Mascalese."