Terrazze Dell'Etna - Cratere 2010 Ml. 750
From 12 to 18 months
The property Terrazze dell'Etna (Terraces on the Etna) stretches from 650 to 950 meters above sea level and brushes up against the natural Etna Park: it was acquired and framed in 2008 by Nino Bevilacqua, a Palermitan engineer deeply in love with his homeland. His passion for Sicily has induced him to rediscover and restore an ancient and characteristic agricultural estate, purchasing numerous small plots of land which shape an amphitheatre of terraces where vineyards are cultivated.
Today the property is made up of terraced land and small stonewalls running along the vineyards and woods of oak and chestnut trees. The small stonewalls mark off the territory where the Nerello Mascalese, a historical local vineyard cultivation, the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir are being grown taking nourishment from the fertile land of the Etna, the very symbol of Sicily throughout the world.
The project started with the supervision of the enologist Riccardo Cotarella and with a very precise purpose: to obtain, with this 36 hectares property, the highest quality in the full respect of the land. Refinement and excellence at all stages of the production chain are the distinctive force of the Terraces on the Etna: the ancient manual expertise used in the past for the harvest process is today combined with state-of-the-art technology in order to produce wines with a unique personality.
Etna, the mountain of excellence for Arabians or, merely, a muntagna in Sicilian dialect, looks like a giant black cone, visible from a distance of 250 Kms. At its base flourish an amount of oranges, nectarines, lemons, olive trees, agaves, prickly pears cultivations, not counting banana trees,eucalyptus plants, palm trees, pine trees and vineyards that strictly belong to the landscape.
Terraces and Vines
The company name derives from the terraces on which, as always in human history, on the slopes of Etna the vines have grown.
The company Terrazze of Etna was established through the rigorous attention paid to the recovery of the typical environment of the volcano and the rehabilitation of rural terraces, palm groves and dry stone terraces bare witness to the history of the place.
The valuation and the replanting of vineyards and particular attention was paid to maintain the terraces original architecture by performing an operation that has allowed nature to rediscover the distinctive landscape of Etna
|Manufacturer||Terrazze Dell' Etna|
|Ageing and Fining||12 months in wood and 12 months of refinement in bottle|
|Ageing||From 12 to 18 months|
|Color||Intense ruby colour, with violet re"ections|
|Aroma||Ripe and balsamic fruit with a scent of lava.|
|Aroma||balsamic, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Mineral|
|Taste||In the mouth is sapid, dynamic with a long and constant structure. The great elegance of Nerello Mascalese marries well with the character of Petit Verdot, an exciting union.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Nerello Mascalese 80%, Petit Verdot 20%|
|Matching||Starters, Ham , Pasta, Rice with mushrooms|
|Ideal with||Earthfood Starters, Pasta With Vegetables, Pasta Meat|