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Idda Etna Rosso 2017 (Sicily, Italy)
Idda Etna Rosso 2017 (Sicily, Italy)


 
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Winery: Gaja and Graci
Varietal: 98% Nerello Mascalese, 2% Nerello Cappuccio
Region: Etna, Sicily, Italy
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750ml

Product Code: IDDAETNAROSSO17-W

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About the Wine:
IDDA is also the name of a joint venture involving two families: Gaja and Graci, and adventure that began in 2016 on the highest active volcano in Europe. A winery founded to explore the southern slope of Etna, with the purpose of searching for vineyards that express elegance and complexity thanks to the nature of the soil and the sunlight that characterizes these places. Today, they own approximately 52 acres of vineyards, between 2,000 and 2,600 feet elevation, in the village of Belpasso & Biancavilla. The grape varieties currently planted are Carricante, Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. The 2017 is the first vintage of IDDA Etna Rosso.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Vibrant, ruby red
Aroma: Mineral notes bound to sweet aromas, like marzipan, but with tart black cherry and mulberry rising from the glass. The wine shows notes of candied citrus fruits, but also soft herbal tones, such as fresh tomato leaf and oregano.
Taste: This wine has a clear expression of ripe and sweet fruit on the palate. The finish leads off with Intriguing minerality, with a hint of flint. A medium structure with good acidity makes it enjoyable and refreshing.

Winemaking: Fermentation and maceration for three weeks partially in both oak and concrete vats, followed by 24 months of ageing in oak and concrete

Alcohol: 14.5%
Appellation: Etna Rosso D.O.P.
Vineyard: Located in Biancavilla on the southwest slope of Mount Etna, Contrada Spadatrappo
Varietals: 98% Nerello Mascalese, 2% Nerello Cappuccio



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