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Siciliano ‘Nonna Aurelia’ Etna Rosso DOC 2017

Estate: Founded by Dr. Rocco Siciliano when he purchased the property following Etna’s eruption in 1981. Not much information about the estate is available; other than organic and biodynamic viticulture along with minimal intervention is practiced, the vineyards are surrounded by olive, fruit and nut trees. Since 2015 wines have been made in collaboration with Alessandro Viola, the holistic viticulture guru of Sicily.

Winemaking: From a vineyard in the Solicchiata area of Mount Etna, 700 meters in elevation, with vines 30 years old in fine grained, dark volcanic soil. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, aged in traditional chestnut barrels, unfined. 1200 bottles made.

Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour, with aromas of black cherry, smoky earth, licorice, herbs. Pomegranate, blackberry, red currant, streak of tarry minerality and baking spices are flanked by firm tannins and fresh acidity. Blackberry and a wisp of smoky minerality accent the hazelnut finish.

Mostly Nerello Mascalese with Nerello Cappuccio
Etna Rosso DOC
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Siciliano
13.5% Alcohol

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