Benanti Etna Rosso 2016

Former pharmacist turned winemaker Giuseppe Benanti founded his namesake estate in the late 1980s, dedicating his life to the pioneering of Etna’s unique soils, microclimates, and native grape varieties. This entry-level red is earthy and red-fruited, dominated by Nerello Mascalese. Persistent minerality and lip-smacking acidity make this wine one of our go-tos!
$27750ml
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Nerello Mascalese

As grown on Sicily’s Etna volcano this grape is gunning for “Pinot Noir of Italy” status making its case with velvety tannins perfumed cherry fruit and a finesse born of high-altitude viticulture.
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Sicily, Italy

Top wine-producing region in Italy, from red to white to sweet and beyond. Lush reds from Nero d'Avola and Nerello Mascalese and a growing crop of mineral whites from grapes once used in Marsala.