Etna Rosato 2021, Graci
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Wines from the slopes of the active volcano Mt. Etna in Sicily definitely show a sense of place like no other; the grapes are constantly being rained upon by volcanic ash! This rosé is not just a "sitting by the pool" crusher (though you could definitely do that!), but a serious wine that will enhance any meal. The bouquet is very elegant and understated, with pretty red whole berries, and the palate is harmonious and sublime, exquisitely balanced throughout, and full of ripe berries and a saline finish.
About the Winery
The Graci estate is located on the Northern slope of Mount Etna at Passopisciaro, an area where viticulture goes back several thousand years. The vineyards are at an elevation between 1800 and 3000 feet above sea level, and some of the vines are on their own roots, and not grafted.
Graci does not use standard barriques, but only vertical large wooden ‘tini’ and large, well-seasoned wooden barrels. Their sole objective is to reflect the personalities of the vineyards and the differences between the different harvests. At these elevations, the climatic seasonal changes can be radical and this is the real treasure of the territory. The Nerello Mascalese manages these changes well and never cease to amaze and thrill the wine maker. It is this great adaptability that drives the winemaker to make wines which are true to and expressive of their real nature.