• wine santo spirito etna rosso doc sicily
  • wine santo spirito etna rosso doc sicily
  • wine santo spirito etna rosso doc sicily
  • wine santo spirito etna rosso doc sicily
  • wine santo spirito etna rosso doc sicily
  • wine santo spirito etna rosso doc sicily

Santo Spirito Etna Rosso D.O.C.

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The two vineyards in Santo Spirito are the last ones we bought, the second property acquired in two steps. Santo Spirito is adjacent to Guardiola’s northern boundary and lower in altitude as its slopes descend towards the Alcantara valley. And though adjacent, it couldn’t be more different. An outstandingly beautiful location, gentle wide terraces flowing sweetly in striking contrast to steep, graggy Guardiola. Again, Santo Spirito’s soil is deep rich volcanic ash, its grass a lush emerald green, its vigorous vines displaying a well fed abundance. Santo Spirito’s wines are luscious and sensual, always seductive in their almost fleshy bouquet, and in their buttermilk richness. And yet there’s still a balance and a purity there, very sophisticated, yes, but tender as well. Generous and vulnerable at once. Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady. Creamy soups, Poultry, Pork, red meats. The best? Lovely evening food in lovely evening dress.

PROFILE:

Name: Santo Spirito Etna Rosso D.O.C.
Area of production: Township of Castiglione di Sicilia.
Varietals: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio.
Vineyard extension: 10 hectars.
Production per hectar: 6 tons per hectar.
Soil: Deep black, rich volcanic ash.
Exposure: Northern.
Age of vines: 40-100 years old.
Annual production: 5.500 bottles.
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