BenantiAll products from this vendor
"At the end of the 19th century, Giuseppe Benanti, the great-grandfather of Dr. Giuseppe Benanti, in Viagrande (Catania) on the slopes of Mount Etna, in one of his father's old farms, began the production of wine. In 1988, Giuseppe Benanti restored the family business and conducted a voluminous research into wine The study of the soils on the slopes of Etna. He also researched specific clones of the region's vines and new techniques for reproducing ancient aromas using the latest methods of winemaking, creating a perfect fusion of the past and the present. As a result of five years of research, unique tasting wines that recreate ancient aromas and preserving them despite the times. They produce wines with a unique character that conveys the culture and passion for the production of wines of the Benanti family, respecting terroirs and old "palmenti." It was this passion that led to the discovery of the secrets of the territory around Etna, sending them first to the island of Pantelleria and then to Pacino. The acceptance of wines is in the niche of high quality wines, and the demand for these wines is constantly growing. The main reason for this is the quality of the wines, which is known both in Italy and abroad, and which is confirmed by the many awards received annually from the most important organizations and exhibitions. "
Nerello MascaleseAll products from this varietal
Nerello Mascalese is a dark-skinned grape variety which gives elegant and fresh red wines with dark fruit, herbaceous aromas, vibrant minerality and an earthy nuance. Wines usually have elevated, but very balanced acidity and very soft tannins.
The ground here is blessed by the sun and the Mediterranean climate as if it was created for winemaking. Due to the large number of sunny days the grapes quickly become candied and turn into raisins, which is why dessert wines compose about 90% of total wine production. One of the most outstanding sweet wines in the region is Marsala. However do not ignore the red and white wines, which are produced all over the island by both large and small manufacturers. The main varieties allowed are Nero d'Avola, Nerello Mascelese and Catarratto.