Etna Rosso Benanti 2021
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Etna Rosso Benanti 2021

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The Rosso production area is located in the Verzella district on the north side of Etna, in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia (Ct) at an altitude of 700 m asl.
The climate is that of high hills, with significant changes in temperature between day and night.
The soil is predominantly sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals with a subacid reaction.
The Nerello Mascalese vine (Negrello), raised in alberello is the main native vine. It has a large, medium, compact bunch, medium-sized berry, light blue skin, very pruinose, with a sweet, very tannic flavor. Nerello Cappuccio or Mantellato is always raised in alberello and has a medium, short, compact bunch, medium berry, blue-black skin, with a sweet, slightly tannic taste.
The average age of the vineyards is 40 years.
The grapes, harvested after the middle of October, are traditionally vinified in red. The malolactic fermentation follows, and then the wine is decanted into small 225-liter barrels where it remains for 8-10 months.
Aging in the bottle for several months.

Three Senses

Rosso Benanti has a ruby ​​red color and an ethereal, intense nose with hints of vanilla and ripe fruit. Elegance, harmonious and with a remarkable persistence in taste, predominates in the mouth.



Benanti Sicily wines


From Giuseppe to Giuseppe's grandson, the ancient Podere situated on the slopes of Etna, Viagrande (Catania) boasts a long family tradition begun in  he Far '800. In 1988 Giuseppe Benanti picks up the management but with an eye to the future and The Heart to tradition: He points everything in the soil selection of Etna, Land Highly viticultural and looking for clones of native vines and New winemaking techniques, with the help of modern winemaking techniques to obtain Ancient Fragrances.
The Vineyards Benanti are located on the north sides, east and south of the volcano, from them derive the white and red wines cru. For the production of Etna a D.O.C., The Cantina Benanti Followed and supported the remarkable soil and climate variability, and so all the soil Biodiversity can be found in the quality of grapes given from each vineyard.In the Last years the vineyard area widened in Noto (Pachino) in Syracuse, in the more traditional area and ancient Sicilian grape varieties from which descends the production of Nero d'Avola and Moscato di Noto, morover he selected excellent vineyards from Pantelleria Production of the famous Passito di Pantelleria.
The eastern Sicily, with climates and land that widen from Continental - Mount Etna - Until North Africa - in Pachino - rapresent Different types of wine, From white wines to red, passito wines and liquorous wines. The most old and  Different D.O.C.,  are TYPICAL of this area. Benanti with ATTENTION to the territory has always had the objective of express Through the specificity and Biodiversity of the vineyards, the true essence of Sicilian and her Wealth.

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