Etna Rosso 2018

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From 20 and 30 year old vines planted at a 3116 feet altitude on sandy volcanic soils. Organically farmed and hand harvested followed by ageing in Slovenian oak for 12 months. Long and tasty finish on the palate.

 

Smoky dark fruits, hints of meat and spice.

ABV:

  • 14%

Vintage:

  • 2018

Type:

  • Red

More On Etna Rosso 2018

Pairings

Pasta, Barbecue, Heavier Seafood

Varietal

Nerello Mascalese

Funky Scale

Mostly Funky

Region

Sicily, Italy

flavia-winemaker

The Producer

About Flavia

Flavia Rallo—a young wine producer of the fourth generation of the historic Rallo family is interpreting the values of her great grandfather—spreading the culture of good wine and quality products of their territory by completely dedicating themselves to the creation of native Sicilian wines. The passion for work, excellent intuition and commitment have led to the production of natural wines from certified organic fruit, unfiltered, and with very low sulphite contents. These wines, with their lively freshness, come from the historic vineyards owned by the Rallo family since 1860. They are located between Contrada Birgi and Paolini, a stone’s throw from the Riserva dello Stagnone and the historic Marsala salt pans. The presence of the sea contributes to the creation of soils rich in minerals and with high sapidity—characteristics that give life to unique wines with Sicilian flavors and aromas. They also work with vineyards on the northern slope of Mount Etna. The vines, between 20 and 30 years old, come from some of the best terroirs on the volcano: the North Slope of Mount Etna, in the Zottorinoto and Puntale Palino contrada of Solicchiata, a hamlet of Castiglione di Sicilia, at 950 meters (3116 feet) altitude and on sandy volcanic soils. The choice to work organically is an effective choice for the well-being of each individual but also for the planet, the sustainable choice is a direct vote for the health and hope of the generations to come. Their main objective is not to achieve high production levels, but to maintain and increase the levels of organic matter in the soils by completely eliminating the supply of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to fight parasites (insects, mites, etc .) and pathogens (fungi, bacteria, viruses). Their organic production method therefore has a dual function: to respond to the demand from consumers for healthy and safe wines; on the other hand, to produce natural wines that contribute to environmental protection, animal welfare and rural development. - Minum