Benanti 'Contrada Cavaliere' 2017

2017 Benanti Etna Rosso DOC. This wine is 100% Nerello Mascalese from vines located at high altitude on the south-western flank of Mount Etna, in Contrada Cavaliere at 900 metres above sea level. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel, with the aid of indigenous yeasts. The wine is matured in old oak casks to retain its typicity and elegance.

Description

Benanti is a reference point producer for beautiful wines from Mount Etna. It offers a great introduction to some of the important indigenous grapes of the Etna, such as Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio.
 
Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are at home at the high altitude of the Etna volcano and gives wines that are fragrant and mineral-driven.
 
This pure Nerello Mascalese has aromas of spicy red cherry and herbs, and is mineral driven on the palate. There is plenty of bright acidity, and a pleasant floral component. This is a single-site wine from old vines.
 
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Features

  • 100% Nerello Mascalese