Le Sabbie Dell'Etna from famous Sicilian top producer Firrato. A classical Etna red wine that fully expresses its extraordinary terroir.
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|Classification||Etna Rosso D.O.C.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||20% Nerello Cappuccio and 80% Nerello Mascalese|
|Pairs with||Pasta dishes, tasty meat dishes and medium aged cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The Firriato company is one of the largest wine producers in Sicily, currently owning 6 wineries located in various parts of Sicily with very different terroir, which allows the company to produce very different wines. The philosophy has since the start of the company in the 1980’ies been to produce high quality wines, mainly based on indigenous grapes. The innovative Firriato wines have significantly supported the fame and global acceptance of Sicilian wines and made Firriato one of the most famous Sicilian wine producers.
The vines for the Le Sabbie Dell'Etna red wine grow in the vineyards at Firriato’s Cavanera Etnea winery on the northern slopes of Mount Etna near Castiglione di Sicilia at an altitude of 700 m. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by 14 days of natural fermentation on the skins in stainless steel tanks. The wine was matured for 12 months in large Slovenian oak-barrels and 6 months in the bottles.
Colour: Bright ruby red with lively shades of purple.
Bouquet: Mineral, ripe and elegant notes that unfold alternating intense and distinct hints of blackcurrants, prune jam, black cherries, liquorice, pepper and wilted violet.
Taste: Well-balanced and harmonious, it develops with energy and liveliness; it is rich, warm and refined, with suave tannins. The lingering aroma is impressive as well as the rewarding juicy finish.
Longevity 5-10 years.