Nicosia Contrada San Nicolò, Etna Rosso DOC - Boutinot
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Nicosia Contrada San Nicolò, Etna Rosso DOC 2019

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Cantine Nicosia

Delicately balanced and elegant Etna red from the San Nicolò vineyard, displaying characters deriving directly from the volcanic soils.

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Is there a more dynamic place to make wine in Italy than on Mount Etna in Sicily? Cantine Nicosia is based at the foot...

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Production

The 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes are sourced from vines trained on the ancient 'alberello' system, on the south-east slopes of Mount Etna, at around 550-600m altitude. Soils are volcanic, rich in minerals and containing red pumice stone. The grapes are hand-harvested into crates in the second half of October. Maceration and fermentation lasts around 10-15 days at controlled temperature (24-26°C). Then whilst half the wine remains in stainless steel, the other half matures for 5-6 months in barrique, followed by a further 5-6 months in large oak casks. The finished wine spends a further 6 months in bottle before release.

Tasting notes

Delicate aromas of wild cherry with herbal and lightly spicy notes. The palate is elegant and complex with redcurrant and sour cherry fruit balanced by the savoury characters and minerality typical of the Etna region. Fine tannins with juicy acidity leading to a long and fresh finish.

Food match

Chicken and pork dishes, and roast vegetables.

Awards

2019 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2022

Silver

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