Light ruby red in color, Dea Vulcano 2018 offers a refined bouquet with notes of red fruit (wild strawberry) and floral hints of violet; delicate tertiary nuances are added including black pepper and sweet tobacco. On the palate it is fresh and soft with well-integrated tannins and a balanced and succulent finish.
Etna is a Vulcan Goddess, daughter of Uranus and Gaea, divine fruit of the fusion between sky and earth: the flaming hair in the clouds and the roots in the depths of the earth. Her complexity has always inspired poets and artists, such as the illustrator Stefano Vitale who in this sketch interprets the myth of the Goddess Vulcan to whom, in ancient times, libations of wine and fragrant herbs were offered. Today as then, we dedicate to the Goddess a fragrant wine, with a refined floral bouquet.
Vineyards location: eastern Sicily, northern slope of Etna, between Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia.
Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese, the main black grape variety of the prestigious Etna denomination, and a small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio.
Tasting notes: light ruby red in color, Dea Vulcano offers a refined bouquet with notes of red fruit (wild strawberry) and floral hints of violet; delicate tertiary nuances are added including black pepper and sweet tobacco. On the palate it is fresh and soft with well-integrated tannins and a balanced and succulent finish.
Vinification: upon arrival in the cellar, further selection of the bunches on the vibrating table and subsequent selection of the berries thanks to a latest generation destemmer, able to select only the perfectly ripe berries, discarding the green and overripe ones. Fermentation in steel with maceration on the skins for 8-10 days at a temperature of 25° C. Aging for 14 months, partly in cement tanks and partly in French oak (second and third passage barriques) and then at least 10 months in the bottle before being sold.
Alcohol content: 13,02%
Food pairings: excellent with appetizers (cold cuts and semi-seasoned cheeses) and Mediterranean dishes based on vegetables or mushrooms; also ideal with meat or legumes. A versatile wine that can also be combined with roast fish as well as with many dishes of different gastronomic traditions of the world.
Serve at: Serve at 16-18°C.