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Benanti, 'Contrada Rinazzo' Etna Bianco Superiore 2018
Italy / White

Benanti, 'Contrada Rinazzo' Etna Bianco Superiore 2018

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Etna D.O.C. Bianco Superiore, accounts for less than 1% of the aggregate Etna D.O.C. production. Contrada Rinazzo is in the village of Milo, on the eastern slope of Mount Etna, facing the Ionian Sea.

Winemaking in the Benanti family can be traced back to the late 1800s in Viagrande. This deep-rooted passion for wine is what led Giuseppe Benanti to establish the namesake winery in 1988. Located on Mount Etna, “an island within the island” of Sicily, the Benanti family produces wines using 100% native grapes – Carricante, Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. With vineyards positioned on four different slopes of the Etna volcano: North, East, South-East and South-West, the climatic influence and volcanic soils from each slope combine to create territorial wines with a “sense of place.” Benanti is the only winery with vineyards on every slope of the Etna DOC area.

Benanti is the only winery with vineyards on every slope of the Etna DOC area.

After 25 years at the helm of the winery and greatly contributing to the development and growth of the whole region, Giuseppe passed the torch to his sons in 2012. Antonio and Salvino Benanti now lead the winery with the same vision and passion as their father, continuing the reputation as a very traditional producer and the pioneer of fine wine making on Mount Etna.

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Etna Bianco Superiore
Region
Sicily
Varieties
Carricante
Farming
Organic
Soil
Volcanic sand
Winemaking
Fermented and aged on the lees for 12 months in stainless steel tanks with an additional 6 months in bottle before release.