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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

Nerello Mascalese Feudo di Mezzo Sicilia igt

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

Vinification::

Long maceration at controlled temperature.

ageing::

12 months in French oak barriques, followed by 4 months in bottle prior to release.

appearance::

Ruby red.

nose::

Fresh and balanced. Strong fruity aroma with nuances of cherry and raspberry.

taste::

Delicate flavour.  Complex structure.

Closure::

Natural cork.

Ratings::

92 Wine Advocate

 

% alc./vol. ::

14.0