Annacare is of the finest selection of grapes. The name is a
word derived from Sicilian dialect and means ‘to lull’ like to
gently lull a newborn to sleep. Annacare is the essence of our
perception of Etna and 100 year old Nerello Mascalese that has all
to tell. It is pure, like magic spring water, and offers lots of
mineral notes from the many century old lava-streams from where it
derives. Light fruit notes of strawberry and raspberry. Reveals
velvety tannins, is elegant, complex and with a long lasting
aftertaste. It shows gracefully, is extremely delicate,
self-confident and sophisticated. Drinks well in five-12 years.
Annacare goes well with many different ingredients and dishes. We
would propose to pair it with both classic rustic Sicilian dishes
as well as fine food. Lamb, vegetables, truffle, heavier fish
dishes, mushrooms (fungi porcini), white meats and ‘lighter’ cooked
red meats. Roasted nuts, and hard cheeses like comtè, gruyere,
pecorino and good parmesan.
ETNA ROSSO DOC Comune di Castiglione di Sicilia e Randazzo (CT)
Parcel N° 16, 17, 150, 228 of Map N° 61 e58.
2250 feet above sea level.
Black soil, deep porous volcano ash soil with traces of sand, very
rich in minerals.
North - North-East.
3,200 vines per acre.
Nerello Mascalese (selection Massale).
Middle of October.
Yield per hectare
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks; malolactic fermentation in
18 months in French barriques, (50% new, 50% used once).
Refinement in bottle minimum six months.
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