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Benanti Rovittello Etna Rosso 2005

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  • W&S 92
  • RP 90
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Winemaker Notes

Rovittello Etna Rosso is red ruby with tints of garnet red. The aromas are etheral, intense, and delicate with hints of vanilla, chestnut flowers and noble wood. On the palate, this wine is elegant, harmonic, remarkably persistent and reasonably tannic.

Critical Acclaim

W&S 92
Wine & Spirits

Grown on 80-year-old vines in Castiglione, on the north side of Etna at 2,460 feet, this wine is remarkably fresh for a 2005, its fruit still blue in tone, its tannins intensely volcanic. The acidity creates a structure in the wine that is tart and angular, allowing space between the flavors that reveals their subtlety. The finish is cool and sappy, ready to last in parallel with the flavors of veal and eggplant involtini.

RP 90
The Wine Advocate

The 2005 Etna Rosso Rovittello is Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio that spends a year in French oak barrels. The Rovittello is made in a forward style that emphasizes fruit and a soft-textured, juicy personality. The winemaking approach yielded a generous, fruity wine but one that lacks the aromatic definition that defines this great, indigenous grape. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.

Benanti

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Benanti, , Italy
At the end of the 1800’s, Giuseppe Benanti, grandfather of Dr. Giuseppe Benanti, began the production of wines on one of his father’s old farms on the slopes of Mount Etna, at Viagrande (Catania). In 1988, Giuseppe Benanti revived the family’s old passion, with an extensive and selective study of the Etnean soils highly devoted to viticulture. He also investigated particular clones of indigenous vines and new oenological techniques to reproduce ancient fragrances using the... View More