VINO DI ANNA JEUDI 15 ROSATO 2019
RASPBERRY ALTITUDE JUICY
LEFT OF CENTRE / ORGANIC BIODYNAMIC / 750ML
Vines are situated on the Northern slopes of Mt Etna at 800masl. The Rosato is carefully picked and held in a vessel as whole bunches for 4 days.
From the Producer: Jeudi 15 Rosato was produced from biodynamically grown Nerello Mascalese grapes, hand harvested from two 100 yr old bush vine vineyards located on the north face of Mt Etna. 70% of the grapes came from a beautiful, property, located in the contrada MonteLaguardia, at 800 metres altitude. The rest of the grapes came from Contrada Monte Pomiciaro, near the town of Linguaglossa where the unique red pomace soils impart a distinct floral, lightness to the wine.
As per tradition, both old vineyards are co-planted with a small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante, and a mix of indigenous white grapes; mainly Grecanico, Insolia and Minnella Bianca. The vineyards were both harvested in their entirety. Harvest was early October 2020. The whole bunches were carefully placed into various 10hl mastellone (food-grade plastic tubs) for 2 – 3 days with no movement. The bunches were then pressed and fermented to dryness by indigenous yeasts in two Georgian qvevri. Malolactic fermentation was spontaneous. The new wines were left on lees over the winter months. They were then blended at the end of January 201 and bottled without fining or filtration in March 2021.
Orangey/pink in colour, this wine has bright fruit aromas of wild strawberries and flowers. Dry, crisp and fresh on the palate, the red fruit flavours of cranberries, red currants and cherries are coupled with white pepper and green tomato notes. The palate is textural with a fine mineral backbone and sapid finish..
Anna Martens and Eric Narioo made their first wine together on Mount Etna in 2008. In 2010, the couple purchased their first vineyard of old vine Nerello Mascelese in Contrada Crasà, along with a neighbouring, derelict palmento and “deposito”. Today, the family wine estate owns 7 hectares of land spread across the northern slopes of the volcano, which they farm biodynamically. Together, they make a range of wines, expressive of their “terroir”. They also produce Extra Virgin Olive oil and help curate the rare Sicilian black bee.
“Vino di Anna” is a small, family wine estate situated high on the northern slopes of Mt Etna, near the village of Solicchiata. The vineyards are located in different Contrade (historic lava flows) from the picturesque, red, iron-rich pumice soils of Contrada Monte Pomiciaro, near Linguaglossa to Piano Filici where lies the secluded vineyard of “Don Alfio” around and up the volcano to Contrada Rampante, onto Contrada Pirao, which touches the National Park at an altitude of 1000 metres, ending on the north-western side of the volcano with vineyards in Contrade Nave and Tartaraci.
Eric and Anna aim to make wines that are tasty, expressive, true to their provenance and that reflect the growing season that year. All of the vineyards are tended by hand and farmed without the use of any chemicals. Only healthy ripe grapes are harvested by hand, during the months of September and October. There is minimum intervention in the winery. Fermentation is by indigenous yeasts, with no additives, no fining or filtering. Little or no SO2 is used in production. Their combined experience and continued desire to seek typicity, minerality and drinkability is reflected in the glass.
Bright crimson red, this wine has attractive red cherry and wild strawberry aromas. On the palate it is dry, has plenty of fruit flavours balanced with juicy, ripe tannins, and fresh acidity.