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Benanti is one of the OG families on Mt. Etna, making wine from some of the oldest vines and best vineyards. This wine is a favorite from vines on both the north and south slopes of the volcano. Muted red currants, under-ripe strawberry, cinnamon, clove and white flowers race across the palate. My go to for introducing someone to Etna reds. 13% abv -Morgan Pruitt
From the Winery:
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 most modern practices of vinification, in a perfect union of history and reality. From this five year study, wines of unique taste were produced recreating old flavors and keeping them intact over time.