Sicily, Italy

Nerello Cappuccio Terre Siciliane IGT Rosso — 2022

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  • Introduction

    • THE WINERY: Winemaking in the Benanti family can be traced back to the late 1800s in Viagrande. This deep-rooted passion for wine is what led Giuseppe Benanti to establish the namesake winery in 1988.

      THE WINE: Vineyard in Contrada Cavaliere, on the southwestern slope of Mount Etna, within the municipality of Santa Maria di Licodia (CT). This area is known for its high elevation (900 m a.s.l. / 2,950 ft a.s.l.), low rainfall rate, and abundant luminosity.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Terre Siciliane I.G.T. Rosso
    • Location: Sicily
    • Cultivation: Sustainable
    • Vine Age: Up to 30 year-old vines
    • Soil: Volcanic sands, rich in minerals, with sub-acid reaction
    • Density: 6,500-7,000 vinestocks per hectare, (2,429 - 2,834 vines per acre)
  • Vinification

    • Aging: Stainless steel tanks on the fine lees for 12 months, until bottling. In the bottle for 6 months.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Nerello Cappuccio



  • Nerello Cappuccio Terre Siciliane IGT Rosso — 2022 – Vinous – 92 Points

    "A gorgeous blend of crushed violets, lavender, wild strawberries and crushed stone wafts up as the 2022 Nerello Cappuccio blossoms in the glass. It opens with a lovely inner sweetness and crisp wild berry fruits. Brilliant acidity adds lift and hints of sour citrus pepper the palate. The 2022 tapers off wickedly fresh with a gentle tug of fine tannins, taking on a slightly crunchy sensation as of licorice tones fade under blue- and purple-toned inner florals. The Nerello Cappuccio from Benanti is always a fun wine; it’s one of the only varietal expressions one can even find on the market."