Cirneco Rosso from top Etna producer Terrazze dell’Etna. A mature red wine made from Nerello Mascalese grapes from more than 60 years old vines. A wine with a warm and robust bouquet with hints of small red fruit alternating with spices. The taste is elegant and harmonic with good integrity and sweetness of the tannin; it has a great freshness and flavour and is seductive with its long finish.
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|Producer||Terrazze dell' Etna|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||12 month in French oak tonneau followed by bottle-ageing for a minumum of 3 years.|
|Pairs with||It matches perfectly with red and grilled meats. Serving temperature 16-18 C.|
The winery Terrazze dell’Etna (Terraces on the Etna) is located high up on the northern slope of mount Etna near Randazzo. The vineyards stretch from 650 to 850 meters above sea level and totals 36 hectares of vineyards. It was acquired in 2008 by Nino Bevilacqua, a Palermitan engineer deeply in love with his homeland.
The winery is made up of terraced land and small stonewalls running along the vineyards and woods of oak and chestnut trees. The amphitheater of the terraces collects the native vines of Etna as if in an embrace: the Nerello Mascalese, the Nerello Cappuccio and the Carricante, embracing other international varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot. Nerello Mascalese is the main grape variety of the winery, a red thread that unites the entire production.