Qvevri Rosso, 2017, Etna
Vino di Anna
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante
Average Age of Vines: 60-100 years
Region: Etna, Sicily, Italy
Soil: Volcanic loam
Harvest: Organic, by hand
Winemaking: Open fermented on indigenous yeasts
Elevage: Qvevri and large old oak vessels
Winemaker: Anna Martens
This is the good stuff. Etna nerds, look no further. Bright crimson. Rich and intense. Fine, delicate, chalky tannins. Amazing texture and acidity.
Organically grown Nerello Mascalese grapes were hand-harvested from old bush vines (60 – 100 years old) located on the northern slopes of Mt Etna, Sicily. Altitudes of the vineyards vary from 800-950 metres above sea level, with the soils being mineral-rich, decomposed lava. Small quantities of Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante (Grenache) were included in the field blend. Harvest took place during the middle of October in 2017.