Etna Rosso from the famous Benanti winery on Mount Etna is a beautiful ruby red wine made from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes from up to 60 years old vines growing in volcanic soil at a high altitude on the slopes of the volcano. It has an intense bouquet with hints of red fruits. The taste is well-balanced, dry and mineral with a pleasant acidity, saline notes and red fruit aromas
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|Producer||Azienda Vinicola Benanti|
|Classification||Etna Rosso D.O.C.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||Nerello Mascalese (80-85%) and Nerello Cappuccio (15-20%)|
|Maturation||80% of the Nerello Mascalese matures in stainless steel tanks, while about 20% matures in oak barriques for 8-10 months. Nerello Cappuccio matures exclusively in stainless steel tanks.|
|Pairs with||A very versatile wine to be paired with white and red meats and cheeses but also with fish-based recipes. Serve at 18-19°C.|
The Benanti family has been instrumental in Etna’s viticulture throughout history, contributing first hand to its evolution based on an innovative vision with the goal of producing excellent wines. At the end of the nineteenth century Giuseppe Benanti began producing wine from local Etna grapes. Since those first vintages, generations of the family have been making wine on the volcano, and have transformed a passion into mastery for enhancing the peculiarities of indigenous vines in a territory that is indomitable and diverse. The research and creation of authentic wines, capable of celebrating the Etna terroir in its various expressions, have become a distinctive feature of our production.