Etna Rosato DOC2023-10-10T11:39:45+02:00

Etna Rosato DOC

“I produced this wine for the first time in 2007. Don’t get me wrong: I really like beautiful rosé wines. I just never thought I’d make one. It wasn’t my priority. But it was for my daughter Elena. The attraction of pink to girls is well known, particularly at the venerable age of 3. As having painted the cellar pink was just not enough. Was there a red wine? Was there a white one? Well, we also needed a pink one! And the extraordinary versatility of Nerello, I soon discovered, was just what was needed. Not an easy wine to make. Indeed, quite the opposite: balance is sought on tiptoe. The Platonic ideal, at least as I see it, if I am allowed to express myself so, would be the rosato that has the body of a white and the soul of a red. However, this is what I am looking for: a wine that is joyful without being frivolous; that has tension without being austere. And I feel we are close”. Marco de Grazia
Our rosé is bright, even nervous, but never superficial. The joy it conveys is refined, with the ability to wonderfully refine over time. Not that there is any reason to age it. But, as it ages, it is surprising to discover its freshness combined with an unexpected complexity in a rosé. Fish, poultry, soups, pasta, ham and melon, salami and figs, bread, olives and cheese. Extreme versatility.

Data sheet:

Appellation: Etna Rosato D.O.C.
Production area: Municipalities of Castiglione di Sicilia and Randazzo.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese.
Production: 6 tons per hectare.
Soil: volcanic, mixed from various vineyards.
Exposure: north side of Etna, from 600 to 800 meters above sea level
Age of the vineyards: from 25 to 60 years
Annual production: 30,000 bottles.

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