€ 17.35/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Graci Etna Rosato 2018
Bottle size and vintage
The slopes of Etna, now known for excellence in white and red wines of the great native grape varieties, also imbibe rosés with a unique volcanic guise which are a definite must-try. Graci is definitely one of the most historical and popular wineries, and produces, in very selected and limited quantities, a rosé that cannot fail to engage fans of this extraordinary terroir. As a matter of fact, the grapes used for this rosé come from the winery's best performing vineyards, grown on the northern slope of the volcano. These vines produce gems like Arcurìa, an Etna winemaking masterpiece, from altitudes above 600 metres above sea level with vines trained in the traditional bush-vine method supported by espaliers. The soil, rich in stone, iron, nitrogen, and which is obviously densely volcanic, do the rest: this is the prelude to an irresistible and timeless rosé, which you will never tire of drinking.
Vinified in concrete and aged for six months in stainless steel, Etna Rosato di Graci immediately reveals its rosé character and verticality. Given that the wine is produced using soft pressing and without skin maceration, it is of a beautiful bright salmon pink colour. A delicate look that the nose confirms, of sleek refinement: plum and peach are a counterpoint to the more wild strawberry notes and the ubiquitous and explosive volcanic minerality. It's a different type of rosé, timeless in its specificity. Indeed, with its perfectly balanced and extremely pleasant taste, this wonderful Nerello Mascalese is extraordinarily full-bodied and fresh, which is, given its extremely delicate vinification, surprising for its velvety and warmly caressing verticality, which is never overly pungent.
Pasta ai frutti di mare / Zuppa di pesce / Tagliere di salumi / Pasta al pesto / Tagliata di tonno
- ViewBrillante / Rosa salmone / Tenue
- Bouquet:Susina / Minerale / Fragolina di bosco / Pesca
- Mouth:Fresco / Vellutato / Sapido / Equilibrato / Piacevole
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 8ºC and 10ºC
Untypical style of rosé
Color is golden orange, nothing like usual rosé. Earthy nose with yeasty notes. Sweet, sour and creamy mouthfeel giving hints of grapefruit juice, oranges, pomelo. Medium-high acidity, long dry finish. Nice to drink on its own.