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Santa Maria La Nave Calmarossa Etna Rosso 2018

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Santa Maria La Nave Calmarossa Etna Rosso 2018

  • Grapes Nerello Mascalese 85%, Nerello Cappuccio 15%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Sicily Etna
  • Abv 13.5 %
  • Body Value: C (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 3.2
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: In Conversion
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Vincenzo Calì
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • An appealing aroma of baked red fruits, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon with balsamic and leather notes leads to a wonderfully mineral and saline finish. Complex and inviting scents of wild cherry and raspberry are enhanced by roses and violets, with hints of cinnamon, cocoa, graphite, and liquorice. The palate is full and captivating with refined and elegant tannins, harmoniously balanced, and ending with a rich and enveloping note.

A delicate and non-invasive vinification took place. The gently crushed skins and must were transferred to stainless steel fermenters. Selected indigenous yeasts were added and the temperature was increased to 26°C. Fermentation and maceration lasted for three weeks with pump-overs to obtain the desired level of extraction. After three weeks’ fermentation, the lees were drawn off, the wine was racked, and it underwent malolactic conversion at 18°C, imparting a softer mouthfeel. The wine was then racked into French oak barrels, where it stayed for nine months. The wine was racked,
filtered and stabilised. It then received a further six months bottle ageing.

Complex and enticing aromas of wild cherry and raspberry are complemented by roses and violets, with cinnamon, cocoa, graphite and liquorice nuances. Full and captivating on the palate with refined and elegant tannins, it is harmoniously balanced and has a rich and enveloping final note.

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Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

The 2.5-hectare vineyard lies on the southeastern 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, the vines produce a very limited yield in the traditional alberello Etneo bush method. The climate is humid, with significant rainfall during winter and spring and strong diurnal temperature fluctuations, encouraging a gradual ripening process resulting in rich flavours, balancing acidity and aromatic complexity. The soils are black volcanic sands and rich in minerals. The vineyard is maintained with the utmost respect for the environment, without pesticides, and is in conversion to organic status.

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, respect for the unique microclimate, and artisanal vinification are at the heart of the Santa Maria La Nave project. These are exquisite, food-friendly wines produced in small quantities from dramatic surroundings.

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