TERRE NERE Etna Rosato - First made in 2007 with a love for rosŽ. Everyone knows how strong the attraction for pink is to the fair sex, particularly at the venerable age of three. Painting the cellar pink just wasnÕt enough: a pink wine was to be born. And Nerello Mascalese, wonderfully versatile grape, proved to be just the right stuff. Not an easy wine to make, however. In fact all the opposite. In trying to find balance, you walk a thin line. The Platonic ideal, as I see it, would be the rosŽ that has the body of a white and the soul of a red, if that makes any sense. A wine thatÕs joyful without being frivolous; that has tension, but is not austere. It is bright and vibrant, but never superficial. The joy it delivers has sophistication. It ages beautifully. Not that there is any reason to age it. But when it does, the complexity is quite unexpected and remarkable in a rosŽ. Cool on the palate with a long fine finish.
Colour; Onion ornament Nose; Fruity aroma with hints of cherry and ripe strawberry Food Match; Fish, poultry, soups, pasta, prosciutto and cantaloupe, figs and salami, bread and olives and cheese Vinification; the grapes are soft pressed then fermentation in steel vats at low temperatures Ageing; Drink now, but will improve over time
Volume: 750 mLs
Alcohol Vol.: 13%
Varietal: Nerello, Mascalese & Cappuccio
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