A blend of indigenous Sicilian varietals Nerello Mascalese (85%) and Nerello Cappuccio (15%), the Benanti Etna Rosso is a seductive representation of the traditional wines of Etna. Wine Enthusiast: 94 pts, #3 on Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2016. Made with 85% Nerello Mascalese and 15% Nerello Cappuccio, this radiant red boasts a beautiful fragrance of blue and red flower, ripe berry, cake spice and aromatic herb. The radiant, delicious palate doles out layers of juicy black cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon, white pepper and clove while a mineral note backs up the lingering finish. It's young but balanced, with bright acidity and tightly wound but refined tannins.
Cuisine: Tomato based pasta dishes, game poultry, pork