Etna Rosato DOC — 2020
Selection of grapes from vineyards located on the south-eastern slopes of Mount Etna
Appellation: Etna D.O.C. Rosato
Climate: Mountain and high hill climate, humid and rainy in the cooler season, with high ventilation and luminosity and very significant temperature excursions
Altitude: 500 to 700 m a.s.l / 1,600 to 2,300 feet a.s.l
Vine Age: 25 years on average
Training: Trained with the spurred cordon system
Soil: Sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with sub-acid reaction
Density: Ranging from 6,000 to 7,000 vinestocks per hectare (2,429 – 2,834 vines per acre)
Yield: 7,000-8,000 kg/ha
Grapes are hand-picked in early October, de-stemmed, then go through a pre-fermentative cold maceration for 12 hours and softly pressed obtaining 65% of free-run juice. Fermentation without any skin contact occurs at a controlled temperature in stainless steel vats for about 10 days, using an indigenous yeast selected in the vineyard by Benanti. Maturation then occurs in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees until bottling.
- Aging: In stainless steel tanks on the fine lees until bottling. Followed by 2-3 months in the bottle.
- Varietal Composition: Carricante, the noble indigenous white grape variety of the Etna volcano. The berries are medium-sized with very pruinose skin and a green-yellowish color. The bunches are of average length and scattered
- Alcohol: 13%
Scent: Intense, delicate, floral with hints of broom, fruity with hints of blackberry and cherry
Taste and Body: Dry, mineral with pleasant acidity and saline notes, slightly tannic, balanced and distinct aromatic persistence with red fruit flavors
- Serving Suggestions: Cold cuts, cured meats, fresh cheese, vegetables, white meats, seafood, marinated or cooked fish-based recipes and by the glass occasions.