Grape(s): 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio
Localization: Terre Siciliane, Italy
Tasting Notes: It opens with typical mineral, ripe and elegant notes that unfold alternating intense and distinct hints of blackcurrants, prune jam, black cherries, licorice, pepper, and wilted violet. Well-balanced and harmonious, it develops with energy and liveliness; it is rich, warm, and refined, with suave tannins of extraordinary lineage; The noteworthy lingering aroma is impressive as well as the rewarding juicy finish.
Food Pairing: Pairs well with pork
The Domain: Le Sabbie dell’Etna Rosso, is the forerunner of Firriato’s many decades of wine production on Etna. Wines from the Cavanera Etnea Estate form part of the elite by birth and are dedicated to exclusivity. They are labels considered for and dedicated to the most demanding wine lovers. Only the extraordinary terroir of Castiglione di Sicilia, on the slopes of Europe’s largest active volcano, could yield a wine with such great personality. The estate’s volcanic soils are distinguished by their high nutrient content of phosphorous, which determines the sugar content in the must; manganese, which increases the plants’ resistance to the cold; and iron, which contributes to the black grapes’ pigmentation, giving the native vine varieties of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio their bright ruby red colour.