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Benanti Etna Rosato Italian Sicilian Rose Wine

$22.49

100% Nerello Mascalese from the north slope of Etna at Passopisciaro.  This steely pale rose has notes of strawberry and sour cherry with vibrant lift and a hint of the mineral soil in the finish. Bright, lively and satisfying.

Winery tasting note

The wine has a pink/salmon color. The nose is intense, delicate, floral with hints of broom, fruity with hints of blackberry and cherry. The palate is dry, fresh, saline and mineral, lightly tannic and with a distinct aromatic persistence of red fruit notes.
Serving temperature: 10 – 12°C.

At the table.
This wine pairs well with cold cuts, fresh cheeses, vegetables, white meats, fish and shellfish. Very suitable for by-the-glass consumption.

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Description

Sicily has a colorful yet mysterious reputation, a land of vast diversity and contradiction. In no category is this more perfectly represented than by wine, with the inky, robust wines of western Sicily contrasting with the oxidized white wines of Marsala, the fruity, ripe wines of Vittoria in the southeast, and finally the ethereal, unique wines originating from the live volcano that looms over Catania on the eastern shore. Graci, situated on the north slope of Mount Etna at Passopisciaro, is found in an area where viticulture dates back several thousand years. Their vineyards sit at an altitude between 600 and 1,000 meters above sea level. Planting density ranges from 6,000 to 10,000 vines per hectare. Many of the vines are still on original rootstock, ungrafted, having never been affected by the phylloxera scourge thanks to the unique nature of the volcanic soils.

 

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in