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Benanti Contrada Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso 2021

14.5% abv

Vol- 75cl

Pale, ruby color. The nose is ethereal, spicy, with hints of ripe red fruit. The palate is dry, full, tannic, complex, persistent.

Vineyards Contrada Calderara Sottana, on the northern slope of Mount Etna, within the territory of Randazzo (CT). This contrada is historically particularly suited to grow Nerello Mascalese. Elevation: almost 700 m. a.s.l. / 2,295 ft a.s.l. Old vines of Nerello Mascalese with a North-facing aspect. The trellis vineyard is planted on a stony, volcanic soil, rich in organic substances and minerals, with a sub-acid reaction. The vines, about 40 years old, are trained with a spurred cordon system, with a planting density of about 6,500 vines per hectare and a yield of about 6,000 kg / ha. The mountain climate is humid, with adequate rainfall in the colder season, a very good ventilation and extremely significant swings between day and night temperatures.

Following the manual harvest in late October, the grapes are fully de-stemmed in the cellar, where fermentation with maceration takes place in stainless steel at a controlled temperature over approximately 21 days, using only proprietary indigenous Etna yeasts selected by the winery after a long direct experimentation. The wine matures in French oak tonneaux for 12 months and then in stainless steel and then it spends about 10 months in the bottle before it is released.

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£175.00  Per Case 6 x 75cl (6 x £29.17)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

Limited stock, only 5 remaining

Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

The Benanti family, whose Sicilian roots date back to 1734, were true pioneers of Etna with Giuseppe Benanti being the first to realise the true potential for this unique volcanic region. Etna would not be what it is today, were it not for the visionary work of Giuseppe Benanti. The winery, which was set up in 1988 has, over time, sold off the lesser deemed plots of land and acquired further plots in the most prestigious slopes and Contrada. Now totalling 28 hectares, the winery only produces wines from Nerelo Mascalese, Nerelo Capuccio and Carricante.

Reference #:
14.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Nerello Mascalese

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Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.

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Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

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A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

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