GRACI ETNA ROSATO MOUNT ETNA DOC SICILY 2018

  • Organic and Biodynamic
SKU
GRRO201811 UCAU
$39.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$39.99 Per item
Graci, SicilyAlberto Aiello Graci has been making wine on Sicily's Mount Etna since 2004, the year he returned from his apprenticeship as a Milan banker, picking up the baton with 5 hectares of family land, 2 hectares of which is vineyards (the rest polycultural activities). The region of Etna Rosso, famous for its black lava soils and elegant red wines made from the Nerello Mascalese and Cappuccio grapes, has been undergoing a revival since 2000, lured by juicy EU grants and spectacular scenery. Once carpeted with vines - the fruit of which was allegedly used to in bulk to prop up the wines of the Langhe and of Burgundy - it has now become an artisan's playground, a mix of hobbyist and commercial winegrowers. This pale, slightly orange-hued rose is made from 100% Nerello Mascalese, a grape often considered the Pinot Noir of Sicily. The fruit comes from Alberto Graci’s Arcuria vineyard, located at 600 metres above sea-level. Temperatures are cooler here and the grapes benefit from a slow, extended ripening – developing aromas of wild flowers and mandarin, with slightly savoury tones on the finish. A serious rosé, it is matured in cement and spends six months on the lees for added complexity. Drink now to 2021.
Graci, SicilyAlberto Aiello Graci has been making wine on Sicily's Mount Etna since 2004, the year he returned from his apprenticeship as a Milan banker, picking up the baton with 5 hectares of family land, 2 hectares of which is vineyards (the rest polycultural activities). The region of Etna Rosso, famous for its black lava soils and elegant red wines made from the Nerello Mascalese and Cappuccio grapes, has been undergoing a revival since 2000, lured by juicy EU grants and spectacular scenery. Once carpeted with vines - the fruit of which was allegedly used to in bulk to prop up the wines of the Langhe and of Burgundy - it has now become an artisan's playground, a mix of hobbyist and commercial winegrowers. This pale, slightly orange-hued rose is made from 100% Nerello Mascalese, a grape often considered the Pinot Noir of Sicily. The fruit comes from Alberto Graci’s Arcuria vineyard, located at 600 metres above sea-level. Temperatures are cooler here and the grapes benefit from a slow, extended ripening – developing aromas of wild flowers and mandarin, with slightly savoury tones on the finish. A serious rosé, it is matured in cement and spends six months on the lees for added complexity. Drink now to 2021.