Vino de Anna Palmentino, I love this wine. fruit driven, ripe, juicy, Sicily
Crimson red in colour, this wine is fruit-driven with ripe, juicy tannins. Attractive aromas of red cherries and wild strawberries. Dry, with fresh acidity, it is medium body in structure, and has an underlying minerality, from the volcanic soils.
Etna, Sicily, Italy
Grapes A field blend; Nerello Mascalese (95%), Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante (Grenache) and a small percentage of white grapes (Grecanico, Minella, Catarratto)
Winemaking Grapes manually harvested, 80% of the final blend spontaneously fermented in an ancient Etnean winemaking building, called a Palmento (50% whole bunch pressed, 50% hand-destemmed). This portion was left on skins for five days and was hand and foot plunged several times. The other 20% was made in a 15hl Georgian qvevri, the fruit was 100% destemmed and macerated on skins for one month. The two wines were then blended, spending time in a large old oak cask and in stainless steel, on fine lees. Bottled without filtering or fining, with minimal S02.