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Le Sabbie dell'Etna Rosso 2019

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Vintage
2019
Appellation
Etna DOC
Grape variety
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
0.75l
Serve at
14/16 °C
Info
Contains Sulphites - Product of Italy

Tasting Notes

Why we like it

Le Sabbie dell’Etna Rosso, together with its white variant, 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. Le Sabbie dell’Etna Rosso comes to the glass with a delicious and complex bouquet with notes of cinnamon, black pepper, blackcurrant and cherries in alcohol. 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.

Pairings

Delicate meats such as lamb or rabbit, medium / long-aged cheeses, cured meats and pork butchers