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Benanti Etna Rosso "Rovittello" DOC 2005 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Sicily, Italy) - [WE 92] [AG 90]
Benanti Etna Rosso Rovittello DOC 2005 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Sicily, Italy) - [WE 92] [AG 90]


 
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Winery: Benanti
Varietal: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio
Region: Etna, Sicily, Italy
Vintage: 2005
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: BENANTIROVITTELLO05-M-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
- Color: red ruby with tints of garnet red.
- Smell: ethereal, intense, delicate with hints of vanilla, chestnut flowers and noble wood.
- Taste: elegant, harmonic, remarkably persistent and reasonably tannic.

Area of production:
countryside Rovittello on the northern side of the Etna, commune of Castiglione di Sicilia (Ct).

Grape Variety:
Nerello Mascalese (Negrello) grown as alberello (free standing bush). This is the main indigenous vine of the Etnean region. It has large medium-compact bunches, with medium-sized grapes having skins light blue, very pruinose. Taste is sweet and vary tannic. Nerello Cappuccio or Mantellato (mantled), grown as alberello (free standing bush). The place of origin is unknown. It has medium-small sized compact bunches, medium-sized grapes, blue-black skins. Taste is sweet and slightly tannic.

Maturation:
after malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in small casks (225 liters) for more than one year.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Rovittello from Mt. Etna is an exceptionally harmonious and well-balanced wine with no sharp edges. You'll get sweet spice, clove and cinnamon backed by volcanic ash and smoke. Fruit nuances appear in the mouth thanks to the wine's soft, plush texture. Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio (20%) are aged one year in oak barrique." - (12/1/2009)

90 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2005 Etna Rosso Rovittello is Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio that spends a year in French oak barrels. The Rovittello is made in a forward style that emphasizes fruit and a soft-textured, juicy personality. The winemaking approach yielded a generous, fruity wine but one that lacks the aromatic definition that defines this great, indigenous grape." - Antonio Galloni (June 2010)


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