Etna is a world apart in not only Sicilian but Mediterranean oenology. The heat of the South is combined with mists, temperature changes, frequent rains, in short, there is a hint of great North in these wines. It is perceived in delicately fruity, herbaceous and forest tones.
"This is the ultimate ‘heritage’ producer in a region that has witnessed a tidal wave of international interest in its wines, and like one of its similarly long-established neighbors—Barone di Villagrande’s modest prices don’t at all square with the quality of the wines or the legacy behind them. It was true of their Etna Rosso, which we’ve offered previously, and it’s doubly true of this rosato." -Somm Select
Floral fragrance, blood orange and pink grapefruit, strawberries and cream, med.+ body. This rosé is going to be the hit of your summer. Such a great food wine too. Elevate your BBQ with this.
sourced from site at 700m elevation in Milo, Catania with south east exposure and volcanic sand soil.
region: mt. etna, sicily, italy
varietals: 80% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio, 10% Carricante
farming & cellar: certified organic, vinified in steel, no contact from pomace (pulp), 10 day fermentation
pairing: grilled tuna