Type: Red Wine
Grape: Nerello Mascalese
Vino di Anna is a small, family wine estate situated on the north face of Mt Etna, Sicily, where. Anna Martens and Eric Narioo have been making natural wines for more than 10 years. Today, with a team of young locals, they cultivate seven hectares of land organically/ biodynamically. The majority of the vineyards are old bush vines (60 – 100 yrs old) of Nerello Mascalese interspersed with indigenous whites (Grecanico, Catarratto, Carricante). The altitude of the vineyards range from 650 m – 1200 metres. The unique luminosity of these mountainous vineyards and the variable, decomposed lava soils give the wines a distinct minerality and sapidity. Wines are made with minimal intervention, indigenous yeasts, no additives, no fining or filtering and little or no sulfur.
Crimson red in color, this wine has lifted aromas of red cherries, wild raspberries and delicate white flowers. The palate is juicy and medium-bodied, with bright red fruit and underlying spice., and fine tannins. The finish is mineral and long, typical of wines from volcanic soils.