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  • Benanti Contrada Cavaliere Etna Rosso 2017

Benanti Contrada Cavaliere Etna Rosso 2017

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Noble ruby color.
On the nose, aromas of red fruit merge with warming herbs and spices.
The palate is dry, medium- to full-bodied, and structured with ripe tannins and a persistent, harmonious finish.

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“Here's an exciting new wine from the Benati family that showcases their latest vineyard acquisitions in the Contrada Cavaliere in Santa Maria di Licodia (with vines at 900 meters above sea level on the southwest side of Etna). The 2017 Etna Rosso Contrada Cavaliere reveals a darker appearance and a more intense aromatic profile, which are characteristics of this flank of the Etna volcano. This is a very expressive Etna red, meant for rich meat sauces on pasta, but it does show marked differences from the wines made in the area between Castiglione di Sicilia and Passopisciaro. For one, the aromas here are slightly more fruit-driven, with bright cherry and red apple skin. The tannins are a bit sweeter and glossier as well. “ — Monica Larner

2017 / dryred / etnarosso / italy / red / sicily / still
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