Benanti Etna Rosso 2019

Benanti Etna Rosso 2019

Benanti Etna Rosso 2019

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The wine has a pale ruby red color. The nose is ethereal and intense with hints of red fruits. The palate is dry and mineral with pleasant acidity and salinity, persistent and harmonious.

Nerello Mascalese (c.80-85%), Etna's noble red grape variety, and Nerello Cappuccio (c.15-20%) grown on sandy, volcanic soils that are rich in minerals. Vines range in age from 10 to 60 years. Vineyards vary in elevation from 450 m (c. 1,500 ft) to 900 m (c. 2,950 ft). Grapes are harvested by hand in October and de-stemmed. The two varieties are vinified separately. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats. Nerello Cappuccio matures only in stainless steel. About 80% of the Nerello Mascalese matures in stainless steel, while the remaining 20% matures in second-passage French oak barriques for 8-10 months. After bottling, the wine refines for 2-3 months.