Benanti
Benanti
Nerello Cappuccio
VINO ROSSO DI SICILIA AD I.G.T.
countryside Verzella on the northern side of Etna, commune of Castiglione di Sicilia (Ct).
700 m asl.
high rainfall and humidity with great temperature changes throughout the day.
sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals with subacid reaction.
Nerello Cappuccio 100% grown as alberello (spur pruning cordon). Nerello Cappuccio or Mantellato (mantled), is an indigenous variety of Etna. It’s name is attributed by the unique “mantle shape form”, cappuccio, which is cultivated like alberello (free standing bush). Although its origin is unknown, it has always been present, in small percentages (15-20%) together with Nerello Mascalese, on the Etnean territory. In the last few decades, it was continuously abandoned by the vine growers, almost risking extinction. This variety is constituted as an Etna red D.O.C. (20%). Vinified 100% it makes the wine ready for consumption with average ageing. It is of late maturation (second decade of October). This Nerello Cappuccio comes from a vineyard which we planted after our extensive research of vine producing and after our selection of the many vine varieties of Nerello Cappuccio on Etna.
6,500 vinestocks per hectare.
Resa di uva/ha
70 q.
12 years.
the grapes, harvested after mid October, are vinified in red with long maceration with the skins.
after malolactic fermentation, the wine is transferred into small casks (225 liters) where it matures for 8-10 months.
in bottle for some months
- color: bright ruby red with very light tints of purple.
- scent: of red fruit, full bodied, with a touch of vanilla.
- taste: dry, nice acidity, a bit tannic, balanced, good persistence with red fruit aroma.
13-13.5 % by VOL.
18-20°C.
optimal with read meat and mature cheese.
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