Santa Maria La Nave Etna Rosso Calmarossa DOC 2014


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Country - Italy

Region - Sicily

Grape Varieties - Nerello Mascalese 85%, Nerello Cappuccio 15%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Santa Maria La Nave

Tasting notes - An enticing nose of wild red fruits and vanilla, which are complemented by a touch of cinnamon. A refined structure on the palate with elegant tannins and a harmonious, lingering finish.

Awards
93Pts, Joanna Simon , 2017

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An enticing nose of red fruits, vanilla and a touch of
cinnamon, leading to a refined structure on the palate
and a wonderfully persistent finish.
Producer Note
This small, authentic boutique winery on Mount Etna, was established by Giuseppe
"Peppino" Mulone in 1954. Santa Maria la Nave grows indigenous varieties such as
Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio in an ancient vineyard with rich, fertile
volcanic soils. Passion and respect for the unique microclimate, along with artisanal
vinification are at the heart of the Santa Maria La Nave project. Produced in small
quantities, from dramatic surroundings, these are exquisite, food friendly wines.
Vintage
The 2014 vintage in Italy was very difficult, as much of the country endured flooding.
However, despite the abundant rains, the volcanic soil (which absorbs excessive
water), the constant winds and strong sun protected the grapes grown on Mount
Etna. This unique site has once again produced grapes in perfect condition.
Vineyard
The vineyard lies on the south eastern slopes of Mount Etna, on an ancient vineyard
site with a pre-phylloxera heart on the steep slope of an old crater. Planted at
approximately 8,000 plants per hectare, in the traditional “alberello Etneo” bush
method, the vines produce a very limited yield. The climate is humid, with significant
rainfall during winter and spring and strong temperature fluctuations. The soils are
black volcanic sands and rich in minerals. The vineyard is maintained with the
utmost respect for the environment, without the use of pesticides and is in conversion
to organic status.
Winemaking
The crushed skins and must were put into stainless steel fermenters. Selected local
yeasts were added and the temperature was increased to 26°C for the maceration
process, with daily pumpovers. After 21 days of fermentation the lees were drawn off,
the wine was racked and underwent a malolactic fermentation at 18°C. This
reduced the total acidity and imparted a softer mouthfeel to the wine. 40% of the
wine was then racked into French oak barriques where it was aged for 12 months,
the remainder was aged in stainless steel vats, before blending. The wine was
racked, clarified, filtered and stabilised, prior to bottling.
Tasting Note
An enticing nose of wild red fruits and vanilla, which are complemented by a touch
of cinnamon. A refined structure on the palate with elegant tannins and a
harmonious, lingering finish.
Serving Suggestion
Perfect with oysters, fried fish or pasta with anchovies, due to its incredible minerality
and fine tannins.
Grape
Nerello Mascalese 85%, Nerello Cappuccio 15%

Awards
93Pts, Joanna Simon , 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2014
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Santa Maria La Nave Etna Rosso Calmarossa DOC 2014

Country - Italy

Region - Sicily

Grape Varieties - Nerello Mascalese 85%, Nerello Cappuccio 15%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Santa Maria La Nave

Tasting notes - An enticing nose of wild red fruits and vanilla, which are complemented by a touch of cinnamon. A refined structure on the palate with elegant tannins and a harmonious, lingering finish.

Awards
93Pts, Joanna Simon , 2017

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