Etna Rosso DOC Sentieri Siciliani 2018

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Producer
Sentieri Siciliani
Grape(s)
Nerello Mascalese (80%)
Nerello Cappuccio (20%)
Type
Red
Style
Robust
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
Yes-sustainable practices
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
No
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Volcanic soils and a maritime influence combine to impart a distinct elegance and mineral character upon the island`s wines. Nero d`Avola and Shiraz make reliable, fleshy red wines, whilst Grillo, Inzolia and Chardonnay yield surprisingly well balanced and flavourful white wines. However, it is the uniquely rich and mineral influenced dessert wines that are perhaps Sicily`s greatest contribution to the wine world, from Marsala to Moscato di Pantelleria and Malvasia.

Producer

Sentieri Siciliani traditionally sold typical Sicilian agricultural products. They moved into Sicilian viticulture and in collaboration with local farmers, they meticulously select the best grapes and plots for creating high quality Etna wines.
Tasting Notes
This Etna Rosso is made with the native grapes Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, grown at an altitude of 650-750m above sea level on the slopes of Mt. Etna. The soil of Mt. Etna is volcanic and very rich in minerals which give the wine a rustic smoky, earthy note. The palate has elegant redcurrant flavours combined with spices, liquorice and a balsamic note on the finish.
Food
Excellent partner to Mediterranean specialities such as tomato based pasta dishes and full flavoured meats.