Contrada Santo Spirito Animardente Etna DOC 2016

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Contrada Santo Spirito Animardente Etna DOC 2016

Region: Italy / Sicily
Grapes: 100% Nerello Mascalese

The vines are planted on a combination of soils, pebbles, gravel and volcanic ash. The altitude allows for a significant day time temperature swing . This allows the gapes to reach full ripeness but keeps the mouth-watering freshness for which the wines from Etna are famous. The soul of the silent volcano, unexpected and incandescent, giving life to perpetual movement. A force of nature that is irrepressible and seductive, and an expression of a unique terroir.

90 Points

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2016 vintage
92 Points

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2016 vintage
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harvest note

2016 saw what could be described as the “perfect summer”. Rainfall was at a minimum and temperatures were not as hot as normal. These elements made for a perfect maturation, giving the red varietals great balance and structure.

tasting note

Intense ruby red in color, with garnet hints. On the nose, the wine expresses floral notes with delicate and intense violet notes. On the palate it's a harmonious and well-defined wine with elegant tannins and a sapid and mineral persistence.

food pairing

Pairs well with red meats and grilled mushrooms.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Nerello Mascalese
APPELLATION: Etna DOC
PH: 3.73
ACIDITY: 5.4 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 14 months in barrels and torneaux
RESIDUAL SUGAR: < 0.5

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Contrada Santo Spirito di Passopisciaro is part of a small portfolio of boutique estates owned by wine enthusiast and entrepreneur Antonio Moretti.


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