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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Calcagno

Etna Rosso Arcuria

Sicily :: Italy

http://www.vinicalcagno.it/

Estate::

Calcagno’s vineyards lie on ancient lava flows shaped over centuries in Passopisciaro, between the Etna and the Alcantara river.  A strong smell of Spanish broom pervades.  Here, thanks to an exceptional climate and geography, is produced one of the best wines of Sicily.  The vineyards were planted by the Calcagno family in the early twentieth century, by working a rough ground and removing stones.  The dark colour of the lava stones, the yellow of the Spanish broom combined with the changing green of the vineyard, create a contrasting landscape like a natural work of art.

Grape varieties::

90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio

ageing::

12 months in french oak barrels followed by at least 4 months in bottle.

appearance::

Intense ruby red.

nose::

Notes of red fruits; pomegranate and maraschino cherry, balsamic and aromatic essences.

taste::

Some earthiness with aromatic spices, a hint of tobacco.  Velvety smooth with evolved tannins on the finish.

Food pairing::

Pairs well with most antipasti and any tomato based dishes. Very versatile with most meats and fish.

Closure::

Natural cork

Ratings::

92+ Vinous