Type: Red Wine
Grape: Nerello Mascalese
A blend of cuvees made from organically grown Nerello Mascalese grapes, hand harvested from terraced vineyards located high on the north face of Mt Etna, Sicily. These old bush vines are co-planted with small quantities of Nerello Cappuccio, Grenache and the indigenous white varieties; Grecanico, Catarratto and Minella Bianca.
50% of the Palmentino Rosso is wine made in a Palmento--the traditional Etnean winemaking building--with only a 5 day skin maceration. 30% is wine made in a Georgian qvevri, with a one month skin maceration. The remaining 20% of the blend is a wine fermented and aged in a large, used, oak botte.
Bright crimson red, with red cherry and wild strawberry aromas. On the palate it is dry, with plenty of fruit flavors balanced with juicy, ripe tannins, and fresh acidity.