Piede Franco a lovely organic red wine from the old Etna winery Calabretta located near Randazzo on the northern slope of Mount Etna. The Nerello Mascalese vines for this wine grow at an altitude of 750 m and have an age of 7 years. It has intense fruity notes and the taste is complex and tannic, it presents an austere fruity veil that makes it unique and fascinating. The closure is persistent.
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|Producer||Azienda Vinicola Calabretta|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||Ageing in barrique for 36 months and in the bottle for 12 months.|
|Bouquet||Hints of ripe bramble fruits, mineral memories, undergrowth, spices, licorice and balsamic herbs.|
|Taste||Complex and tannic, it brings with it an austere fruity veil that makes it incredibly unique and fascinating. The closure is persistent, with a pleasant savory and mineral freshness that make it very drinkable.|
|Pairs with||Main dishes featuring red meat, meat or mushroom-based main dishes, meat or mushroom-based pasta or rice dishes. Serving temperature 16-18 C.|
The Calabretta winery tradition is rooted on Mount Etna. Already in the early 1900s they were producing and exporting large quantities of wine. At the same time, the town of Passopisciaro arose to accommodate the many peasants who were arriving en masse looking for work. This lead to the emergence of many small producers. Today, a century later, Etna is renowned for its wines of character and tradition. In 1997, Massimo & Massimiliano Calabretta built a new winery and started to bottle and sell the Calabretta wines all over the world.
Etna is a volcano of ancient geological origin with an altitude of more than 3.000 meters. The tectonic differences give soils with heterogeneous physical and chemical features. Joining that with different altitude (600 – 1000 m) & sun expositions this give tha basis for producing world class wines with very different characteristics. New Etna Doc lets the producers indicate these differences and the Calabretta Winery produces a broad selection of specialized top wines.