Varietal: Nerello Mascalese
Region: Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy
The volcanic soils of Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, imparts a distinct minerality on the wines produced in the Etna DOC region, and this charming example from Murgo is no exception. Made with 100% Nerello Mascalese, the grapes are hand harvested from vines that are 30+ years old, and fermented and aged exclusively in stainless steel. The result is a wine full of fresh cherries, rose petals, and violets, with a subtly smoky aroma and a mineral-driven finish that is classic Etna! This is a unique and refreshing chillable red that goes just as well on its own as it does with pizza and pasta.