Benanti 2019 Etna Rosso DOC
Item Number: 16268
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Etna DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 85% Nerello Mascalese / 15% Nerello Cappuccio
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals
#96 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2019
"A medium-bodied red, with a crisp tannic frame, this offers bright raspberry and strawberry fruit, revealing an underlay of fresh earth, spice and dried herb notes. Bright and elegant. Drink now through 2024."
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. They age 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.