2021 Graci Etna Rosato Rosé
This is one of our favorite rosés every year it lands. It is so light and crisp with just that touch of oceanic/volcanic minerality that makes us melt in our seats.
Certified organic farming practices, hand-harvested, and native yeast fermentation. Intervention of any kind is extremely limited, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Their sole objective is to reflect the personalities of their vineyards.
- Tasting Notes white flowers, honeysuckle, rose water, lemon peel, white peach, mandarin, coastal minerality
- Variety Nerello Mascalese
- Region Italy, Sicily
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 12.5%
- Table Talk Grapes are grown on the northern slope of Mount Etna, 600 metres above sea level with a great view of the Ionian Sea.
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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 3,000 feet above sea level and some of the vines are still on their own roots and untouched by phylloxera.
At Graci, young Alberto Aiello Graci remains steadfast in his respect for local traditions as well as the distinct nature of each vintage and only cultivates traditional varieties indigenous to Mount Etna: the red grapes Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, and white grapes Carricante and Catarratto. Intervention of any kind is extremely limited, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. They do not use herbicides in order to preserve the unique balance and vital energy of the soil. They do not use barriques, but only the big, upright, wooden casks known as tini and large, well-used wood barrels. Their sole objective is to reflect the personalities of their vineyards and the sublime differences between each and every harvest.