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Benanti,Etna Rosso

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Region: Sicily
Vintage: 2014
Grape Varieties:
Nerello Mascalese 85% and Nerello Cappuccio 15% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Production Style: Organic
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Made primarily of Nerollo Mascalese, with a little help from its cousin, Nerollo Cappucio - both ingenious grapes to Mount Etna - Etna Rosso is a seductive representation of the traditional wines of Etna.
A radiant red boasting a beautiful fragrance of blue and red flower, ripe berry, cake spice and aromatic herb. The palate delivers layers of juicy black cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon, white pepper and clove while a mineral note backs up the lingering finish. It's young but balanced, with bright acidity and tightly wound but refined tannins.

The Domaine
Benanti is a family-run, exclusive winery located on the slopes of the Etna Volcano in Sicily and is among the most prominent producers of fine wines in Italy. In fact they are credited with much of the revolution in Sicilian wine making, particularly from Etna. Wine has been produced by the Benanti family for several generations, mostly for private consumption, until Giuseppe Benanti, in his late sixties, decided to establish a professional winery in 1988. He revived the family's old passion, with an extensive and selective study of the Etnean soils highly as he is immensely devoted to viticulture. Benanti wines show the volcanic origins of the vineyards and how Nerello Mascalese is the perfect vehicle to express the Mountain’s flavours. Giuseppe’s aim was to spread the culture of Etna wines among a community of Italian and international wine lovers alike.

Benanti is recognised as an indigenous winery with an international mindset. Local family, local people, local grape varietals, local pride, local values... and a niche of discerning customers which spans the globe.

Today the Benanti winery is run by twin brothers Antonio and Salvino. Both are passionate and international-minded Sicilians who have returned home to follow their father Giuseppe’s footsteps after spending several years abroad in Switzerland and the UK, with the aim of taking the winery to new heights.

Benanti focusses on tradition and authenticity and their wines are world-class.
‘We shouldn’t be trying to imitate Burgundy, or Barolo – Etna stands perfectly well on its own’ Antonio Benanti

"Attractive elegant savoury dark cherry fruits with some black coffee; precise with a nice freshness.” John Wilson, The Irish Times

Food Pairing
Red meat, poultry, pork and tomato based pasta

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