Etna Rosso 'Sul Vulcano' Donnafugata 2019

Etna Rosso “Sul Vulcano” by Donnafugata is a mineral and elegant  wine, born from nerello Mascalese grapes on the slopes of the big volcano, aged in steel tanks and in barriques. It smells like wild berries, red flowers and delicate sweet spices. The taste is subtle, harmonic, fresh, savory and pleasantly tannic

20.50 €
Immediate availability

Characteristics

Denomination

Etna DOC

Grape varieties

Nerello Mascalese and small part of Nerello Cappuccio

Category

Red Wines

Region

Sicily (Italy)

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size

75 cl Bottle

Vineyards

Sapling and cordon spur vines in a volcanic and very mineral sandy soil at 730-750 metres above sea lelvel, in the Northern slope of Etna between Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia

Vinification

Fermentation in steel tanks with maceration on the skins for 8-10 days

Aging

14 months in steel vats and used barriques, then 7 months in bottle

Additional notes

Contains sulfites

Awards and accolades

James Suckling
2017
93 / 100
Luca Maroni
2016
90 / 100
Vitae AIS
2016
Gambero Rosso
2018
2 / 3
Robert Parker
2016
89 / 100
Wine Spectator
2016
89 / 100

To enjoy it at its best

Serving temp.
16°-18°C
Glass
Medium open goblet
Medium open goblet

Perfect for young and medium bodied red wines which don't require excessive oxygenation to open. The opening, slightly tighter than the body of the glass, favors the concentration of aromas towards the nose, enhancing the perception of aromas and limiting the dispersion

When to drink

When to drink

Evolving

Wine good to drink now, but that can have a beautiful evolution after resting for a while in your cellar

You can easily cellar it for 4-5 years

RED WINE ETNA ROSSO 'SUL VULCANO' DONNAFUGATA 2019 DESCRIPTION

Colour Bright and light ruby red

Scent Elegant, subtle and mineral, with scents of wild berries, red flowers and delicate spices

Taste Harmonic, fresh and fruity, with savory aromas and very fine tannins

producer: Donnafugata

Foundation year
1983
Hectares of vineyards
410
Enologist
Antonio Rallo
Address
Donnafugata Cantine Storiche, Via Sebastiano Lipari, 18 - 91025 Marsala (TP)

Perfect to drink with

  • Risotto with Meat Sauce
  • Pasta-Vegetables Sauce
  • Red Meat Stew
  • Ham and salami
  • Risotto with Mushroom