Benanti Etna Rosso DOC “Contrada Monte Serra” 2021

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Nerello Mascalese | Sicily | Italy | Red Wine | Benanti | 2021 | 0,75 L | 14,5 %
About
Benanti Etna Rosso DOC "Contrada Monte Serra" is a distinguished, dry red wine, meticulously crafted from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes, indigenous to the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy. This specific "Contrada" wine highlights the unique microclimate and soil composition of the Monte Serra vineyard, offering a distinct expression of Etna's terroir through Benanti's dedication to capturing the essence of this unique landscape. The "Contrada Monte Serra" embodies the harmonious interplay between the mineral-rich volcanic soils and the altitude, producing a wine that is both complex and elegantly structured.
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

On tasting, the Benanti Etna Rosso “Contrada Monte Serra” reveals a refined bouquet of red berries, dried flowers, and a hint of spice, underpinned by a mineral core that speaks to its volcanic origins. The palate is characterized by a silky texture, balanced acidity, and fine tannins, leading to a persistent and nuanced finish that beautifully showcases the wine’s volcanic terroir.

Pairing

This Etna Rosso pairs exceptionally well with grilled meats, especially lamb or pork, where the wine’s acidity and elegant tannins complement the richness of the food. It also makes a delightful accompaniment to aged cheeses and mushroom-based dishes, where the wine’s complex flavors and earthy undertones can be fully appreciated, enhancing the overall dining experience.

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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 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 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.