Benanti
Benanti
Rosso di Verzella
Etna Rosso
D.O.C.
Area of production
countryside Verzella on the northern side of Etna, commune of Castiglione di Sicilia (Ct).
Altitude
700 m asl.
Climate
high rainfall and humidity with great temperature changes throughout the day.
Terrain
sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals with subacid reaction.
Grape variety
Nerello Mascalese (Negrello), grown as alberello (free standing bush). This is the main indigenous vine of the Etnean region. It has large medium-compact bunches, with medium-sized grapes having skins light blue, very pruinose, sweet and very tannic taste. Nerello Cappuccio or Mantellato (mantled) grown as alberello (free standing bush). The place of origin is unknown. It has medium-small sized compact bunches, medium-sized grapes, blue-black skins. Taste is sweet and slightly tannic.
Density of implantantion
8,000 vinestocks per hectare.
Grape yield per hectare
70 q.
Age of vineyards
40 years.
Vinification
the grapes at late ripening (2nd decade of October) are traditionally vinified in red.
after malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in small casks (225 liters) for about 8-10 months.
Refining
in bottles for several months.
Organoleptic characteristics
- color: red ruby.
- scent: ethereal, intense, with hints of vanilla and ripe fruit.
- taste: elegant, harmonic, remarkably persistent.
Alcoholic content
13% by VOL.
Serving temperature
18-20°C.
Gastronomic accompaniment
with red meat and mature cheese.
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