Calmarossa Etna Rosso DOC Santa Maria La Nave 2016

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An enticing nose of wild red fruits and vanilla, which are complemented by a touch of cinammon. A refined structure on the palate with elegant tannins and a harmonious, lingering finish.

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£39.95

RRP: £42.00 (save 5%)

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In 1980, the Mulone family bought a small land in the municipality of Viagrande, where there was an old bush-trained vineyard of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Supported by their agronomist and enologist friends, they started “experimenting” right away. From this vineyard, they managed to produce a few hundred bottles that were shared among their friends, many of whom participated in the harvests and helped during the manual processes of crushing and pressing.

Those moments have created an intimate and indissoluble bond between the family and the main red vine varieties of Etnean viticulture. Over the years, the Mulone family has considered it important to honour this connection, producing a wine from selected grapes of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, grown in ancient Etnean vineyards. Calmarossa represents the relationship with these vine varieties - ruby red with purple reflections, floral and fruity notes, slightly toasted, underbrush and vanilla scents and slight hints of cinnamon. Harmonic and persistent, with a refined acidity and a balanced tannin indicating its longevity potential.

The vineyards lie on the southeastern slopes of Mount Etna, at 500 metres above sea level. The old bush-vines have an average age of 40 years. Planted at approximately 8,000 plants per hectare, the yield is approximately 1kg per vine. The climate is humid, with siginificant rainfall during winter and spring and large temperature fluctuations. The soils are volcanic, organic and rich in minerals. The vineyards are maintained with the utmost respect for the environment, without the use of pesticides. The manual harvest takes place during the first weekof October.

 
Data sheet
RRP £42.00
Vintage 2016
Alcoholic strength 14%
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Subregion Etna
Grapes Nerello Cappuccio 70%, Nerello Mascalese 30%
Body C
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No

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