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2017 Navigabile Etna Rosso DOC

Case of 6 bottles

Varietals: Field blend of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and others (organic)

Vineyards:  2,8 hectares of old vineyards at almost 700m above the sea level on the northern slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, close to the little village of Randazzo, about one hour drive north of the city of Catania.

Vinification/Ageing: old vines, no chemicals, no additives. Traditional open air fermentation with wild yeasts. Aged in big barrels (5-10 hectoliters) of cherry wood and oak for 14 months.

Description: Pale garnet with aromas of violet, red cherries and stone. A mineral palate with smokiness and spice is balanced with bright acidity and firm tannins. 'Navigabile' translates to "able to be shipped by sail" and was used by local merchants in the 18th century for top wines capable of traveling across the sea; being able to maintain their quality and fragrance.

Visit the winery's website to learn more: www.ayunta.it