Top 100 wines of Etna

Discover the top 100 best wines of Etna of Etna as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Etna and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Etna

The wine region of Etna is located in the region of Sicile of Italy. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Tenuta delle Terre Nere or the Domaine Gambino Vini produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Etna are Nerello mascalese, Carricante and Nero d'Avola, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Etna often reveals types of flavors of cherry, lime or new leather and sometimes also flavors of maraschino cherry, slate or crushed gravel.

In the mouth of Etna is a powerful. We currently count 176 estates and châteaux in the of Etna, producing 551 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Etna go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pasta or lamb.

Discover the grape variety: Nerello mascalese

A very old grape variety grown in Italy, more precisely in the north of Sicily on the slopes of Mount Etna and in Sardinia. Its origin would be Greek because it was reported in Greece in the 7th century B.C. It is the result of a natural intraspecific crossing between sangiovese or nielluccio and mantonico bianco. It should not be confused with nerello capuccio and pignatello nero. It should be noted that Nerello mascalese seems to be a grape variety adapted to altitude, as is the case in Sicily where it is planted at a rate of 6,000 and 9,000 vines per hectare. It is practically unknown in other wine-producing countries, which is certainly due to its late ripening.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Etna

wines from the region of Etna go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pasta or lamb such as recipes of vegetable noddles, pasta with tuna, garlic and lemon cream or lamb shoulder cooked for 5 hours.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Etna

On the nose in the region of Etna often reveals types of flavors of cherry, hibiscus or rhubarb and sometimes also flavors of banana, dried herbs or black plum. In the mouth in the region of Etna is a powerful.

News from the vineyard of Etna

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