Benanti Etna Rosso 2021

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Nerello Cappuccio & Nerello Mascalese | Sicily | Italy | Red Wine | Benanti | 2021 | 0,75 L | 14 %
About
Benanti Etna Rosso DOC is a distinctive, dry red wine produced on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, showcasing the unique terroir of this volcanic region. Crafted from predominantly Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes, this wine captures the essence of Etna's mineral-rich soils, high altitude, and unique climate conditions. The Benanti winery, a pioneer in the revitalization of Etna wine, employs traditional winemaking techniques to create a wine that balances the grapes' inherent fruitiness with the characteristic minerality and elegance of the region's varietals.
Producer
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.
Tasting notes

Tasting notes for Benanti Etna Rosso DOC reveal a harmonious blend of red berries, cherries, and hints of herbs and volcanic earth, underpinned by a subtle floral quality and a touch of spice. The palate is greeted with a structured yet elegant tannin profile, bright acidity, and a lingering mineral finish, making it both complex and highly drinkable.

Pairing

This Etna Rosso pairs wonderfully with grilled meats and game, where its acidity and tannins complement the richness and flavors of the dishes. It also matches beautifully with aged cheeses or hearty pasta dishes with mushroom or meat sauces, enhancing the earthy and savory components of the food and wine alike.

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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 Cappuccio - dark-skinned grape variety which makes very gental wine, richly colored, with mild red berry flavors on the palate. Nerello Cappuccio can reach elevated acidity and has very soft character of tannins.
The ground here is blessed by the sun and the Mediterranean climate as if it were 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.