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Etna Rosso Arcuria
Sicily :: Italy
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.
90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio
12 months in french oak barrels followed by at least 4 months in bottle.
Intense ruby red.
Notes of red fruits; pomegranate and maraschino cherry, balsamic and aromatic essences.
Some earthiness with aromatic spices, a hint of tobacco. Velvety smooth with evolved tannins on the finish.
Pairs well with most antipasti and any tomato based dishes. Very versatile with most meats and fish.