etna rosso

Antichi Vinai Etna Rosso ‘Petralava’ | 2016

Importer Notes:  Sea mist, sunshine and volcano debris all present here.  An incredibly terroir driven wine.  

Grapes:  85% Nerello Mascalese 15% Nerello Cappuccio

Farming:  Organic

Vineyard: 5 hectares around the northern and northeastern slopes of Mount Etna ( Randazzo, Castiligione di Sicilia, Linguaglossa & Piedimonte).

Vine Age:  20-40 years

Altitude:  600-800 MASL

Soil:  Volcanic

Winemaking:  Fermented in stainless steel.  Two weeks maceration. Aged 1 year in Slavonian & chestnut oak (30hl). One year in the bottle before release.

Tasting Notes:  Tart red fruits and flowers.  Elegant & savory, lingering minerality.

Pairings:  Porchetta, squab, risotto.

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