Benanti Etna Rosso 2016 - Sicily, Italy
Varietals: 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappucio
Ruby red color. On the nose are intense aromas with hints of vanilla and ripe fruit. On the palate are elegant, harmonic and remarkably persistent flavors.
At the end of the 1800’s, Giuseppe Benanti, grandfather of Dr. Giuseppe Benanti, began the production of wines on one of his father’s old farms on the slopes of Mount Etna, at Viagrande (Catania). In 1988, Giuseppe Benanti revived the family’s old passion, with an extensive and selective study of the Etnean soils highly devoted to viticulture. He also investigated particular clones of indigenous vines and new oenological techniques to reproduce ancient fragrances using the most modern practices of vinification, in a perfect union of history and reality. From this five-year study, wines of unique taste were produced recreating old flavors and keeping them intact over time.