Cantine Paolini Etna Rosso (750ml)
Cantine Paolini is a cooporative winemaking venture that was established in the 1960’s in the coastal town of Marsala, Sicily. Since their first harvest in 1972, this small group of winegrowers has expanded to over 1000 growers and winemakers. Their vineyards extend over 3,000 hectares on the eastern and southern slopes of the Sicilian municipalities of Marsala, Trapani, Salemi and Mazara del Vallo.
This is a blend of 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cap from the volcanic soils of Etna DOC. The grapes are harvested by hand in early October, gently pressed and fermentation with skins lasts about 14 days. The wine is then aged for 10 months in French oak barrels. Aromas of blackberry jam, blueberries, plums are layered with licorice and tobacco. The palate is elegant and balanced with soft tannins. A great partner for red meats, game, aged cheese.