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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 Feudo Di Mezzo

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::

Nerello Mascalese 85%, Nerello Cappuccio 15%

ageing::

12-14 months in french barrels, further ageing in bottle.

appearance::

Bright ruby red

nose::

ripe cherries, dark plum and a hint of oak.

taste::

Fresh with loads of acidity and floral undertones. Balanced and well integrated tannins.

Food pairing::

Very versatile, food friendly wine.

Closure::

Natural cork

Ratings::

93 Vinous

16/20 Jancis Robinson