Sul Vulcano 2017 surprises with its elegance that reflects the typical characteristics of Etna. The new Donnafugata red has a fragrant bouquet with intense notes of red fruits and flowery scents accompanied by delicate spicy nuances. The palate is soft and enveloping; a balanced, persistent finish.
A goddess-volcano stands out on the label. Its intense colors, red, yellows, iridescent blacks, are those of the highest active volcano in Europe. An ancient, powerful and feminine deity: “the Mountain” as Etna is called by the locals. “Sul Vulcano” is a declaration of love: a pure wine, fragrant and elegant, that lets you breathe the energy of this unique place located in the center of the Mediterranean.
Vineyards location: Eastern Sicily, north side of Etna, between Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia.
Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese, the main red grape variety of the prestigious Etna appellation, and a small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio.
Tasting notes: Pale ruby red, Sul Vulcano offers an elegant bouquet with notes of red fruits (raspberry and cherry) and flowery scents (violet), along with delicate spicy nuances of cinnamon and nutmeg. Perfect harmony between aroma and taste, with good freshness and harmonious tannins. A long, balanced finish.
Vinification: Once the clusters reach the winery they undergo further selection on a vibrating table, followed by grape selection thanks to a latest generation destemmer, able to discard the green and overripe grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for 8-10 days at a temperature of 25 °C. Aging partly in tanks and partly in French oak (second and third passage barriques) for 14 months and then at least 7 months in bottle before release.
Alcohol content: 14,10%
Food pairings: Perfect with Mediterranean antipasti and first courses based on eggplant or mushrooms, meat and roast stew. Pairing options are numerous: from North-American cuisine (chicken wings, hamburgers) to moderate spicy Asian dishes (beef stir-fried, dumplings) to fusion cuisine like Tex-Mex based on meat and beans.
Serve at: Serve at 18 °C.