OENOFOROS Product Details 0481 Oenoforos Benanti Rovittello Riserva Etna Rosso DOC 2017
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Country: Italy, Sicily
Grape Varieties: 100% Nerello Mascalese
Falstaff 94/100
Wine Enthusiast 95/100

After almost thirty years of experience vinifying the well-known Etna Rosso Rovittello, in 2015 Benanti decided to aim for new heights by focusing exclusively on the small, pre-phylloxera portion of the vineyard and extending the wine’s vinification, maturation, and refining period to 60 months, thereby creating this new, exclusive Etna Rosso Riserva produced in a very limited quantity. 

Terraced vineyard located in Contrada Dafara Galluzzo, in the upper area of Rovittello, part of the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia (CT), on Etna’s Northern slope, at an elevation of 750 m a.s.l. (2,450 ft a.s.l.)

Nerello Mascalese (c.90%), Etna’s noble indigenous red variety, and Nerello Cappuccio (c.10%), cultivated on Etna for centuries. The two varieties are co-planted in the same vineyard, with a sandy, volcanic soil, rich in minerals, with a sub-acid reaction. The head-trained bush vines (“alberello”) are pre-phylloxera and ungrafted, with a planting density of 9,000 to 10,000 vine stocks per hectare and a yield of 5,500 kg/ha. The area’s mountain climate is humid and rather rainy in the colder season, snowy at times, with good ventilation and a very significant diurnal range.

Tasting Notes:
The color is pale ruby with light tints of garnet. The nose is fine, ethereal, floral, intense, spicy, and delicate with hints of ripe fruits and noble wood. The palate is dry, tannic, mineral, elegant, and harmonic, with remarkable persistence.

Serving temperature:
18 – 19°C

Food Pairing:  An elegant and very age-worthy wine ideal with the game, red meat, and mature cheese.

Benanti is a wine producer located on the slopes of Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily. It was established in the late 19th century and has been making wine from indigenous grape varieties in the Etnean terroir since. Today, Benanti has expanded to encompass vineyards in Pachino on the southernmost tip of Sicily and in Pantelleria, just off Sicily`s western coastline.

Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0481




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The Grape
Nerello Mascalesse
Nerello Mascalese is a highly regarded, dark-skinned grape variety that grows most commonly on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. Its wines, which have had a rapid upsurge in popularity in the last decade, have a tendency to reflect their surroundings, giving taut, fresh red wines with fruity, herbaceous flavors, excellent minerality and an earthy nuance. Nerello Mascalese wines often have a perfume reminiscent of those of the noble wines of Barolo and Burgundy.