2016 GRACI ETNA ROSSOGraci
Producer: Alberto Graci
Grape: 100% Nerello Mascalese
Pronunciation: neh-reh-loh mahs-kah-leh-zeh
Region: Passopisciaro, Sicily
Zone: Etna Rosso DOC
Producer Info: 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. Planting density ranges between 6,000 and 10,000 vines per hectare.
Tasting note: A finely meshed red, with round and creamy tannins woven with a subtle streak of smoky mineral. Flavours of dried cherry and raspberry fruit, a touch of cured tobacco and accents of ground white pepper and citrus. Lightly chewy on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2026.
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: Volcanic sand
Production: Fermented in cement tanks using selected yeasts with maceration on skins for 30 days. Aged for 18 months in cement tanks and 2 months in bottle before release.
Alcohol (%) 14%