italy low intervention organic sicily sustainably farmed

Calcagno ‘Arcuria’ Etna Rosso DOC 2016

Estate: A winemaking tradition that has been passed down from father to son for generations, it was only in 2006 that brothers Franco and Gianni Calcagno began distributing their wines commercially. Located on the northern slope of Mt. Etna in Passopisciaro, the family [now along with Franco’s daughter Giusy] is dedicated to making wines that are a “mirror of their territory”.

Winemaking: Farming is organic and with minimal intervention. Vines are 90+ years average age at 650 meters in elevation, in black volcanic soils, from the Arcuria contrada [cru]. Fermented in stainless steel, aged for 12 months in used French oak barriques.

Tasting Notes: Transparent garnet in colour, with aromas of cherry, pomegranate, strawberry, volcanic earth, sweet pine and cinnamon. Cherry, pomegranate, tarry earth, black pepper and grilled herbs are flanked by fresh acidity and firm tannins. Iron minerality and black cherry linger between each silky sip. Well balanced, refined, compelling.

Nerello Mascalese with a small amount of Nerello Cappuccio
Etna Rosso DOC
Bottled by Azienda Agricola Calcagno
14% Alcohol
$30 [average price]

5 comments on “Calcagno ‘Arcuria’ Etna Rosso DOC 2016

  1. I love those wines. The Arcuria is definitely a stand-out in an overcrowded (and overcropped) field. Looking forward to when we’ll get to taste together again, Cara!


  2. Joseph Nixdorf jr.

    Where can this be purchased in the United States


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: