WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Red Blend
  • APPELLATION
    Etna DOC, Sicily
  • ALCOHOL
    15.00%
  • SIZE
    750ml

We are fans of Sicilian reds — they have a lovely approachable style with layers of interest and intrigue that can only come from this island rich with culture, agriculture and volcanic soils. This stunning red, a blend of Nerello Macalese and Nerello Cappuccio offer a distinctive freshness and minerality true to the best wines of Etna. At 35% off, this is certainly a gem worthy of gracing your dinner tables.

The wine hails from 80 year old vines planted on slopes rising 2100ft above sea level. The estate, founded in 1994 by Don Michele, a doctor and cardiologist who fell in love with the vineyards planted on the volcano, has been a labor of love, passion and courage by the family who continue to carry the torch of their grandfather’s vision.

Vibrant and intense notes of cherries, raspberries and rose petals lead way to aromas and flavors of wild spices, balsamic herbs and light hints of vanilla. Lively and fresh with minerality and a long finish. Magnifico!

TASTING NOTES 

Vibrant and intense notes of cherries, raspberries and rose petals lead way to aromas and flavors of wild spices, balsamic herbs and light hints of vanilla. Lively and fresh with minerality and a long finish.

THE STORY TO KNOW

You cannot go to Sicily without visiting Etna, the largest and most spectacular European volcano, but also the most active and threatening. From its more than 3,300 meters above sea level, an impressive quantity of products are grown, such as pistachio, strawberries, apples, various vegetables and last but not least grapes. Spectacular, ancient, tree-shaped and barefoot, the vines are grown on scenic terraces on the slopes of the great volcano , at altitudes exceeding 1000 meters, a point where the heat of the lava contrasts with the cold of the snow. The wines produced are named after the bizarre districts where they grow: Chiappemacine, Linguaglossa, Trecastagni and Passopisciaro. The Tenute Moganazzi winery was founded in the latter, founded by Don Michele Pennisi in Randazzo.

Don Michele is a doctor and cardiologist who has always cultivated a passion for the world of wine. Kidnapped by the beauty of the vineyards on the volcano, in 1994 he decided to produce his first bottles for friends and acquaintances, using all the passion, courage and love. The production is carried out by his son Vincenzo who in 2006 made official the name of the winery, reporting on each label the name of the person who gave life to the project, Don Michele, and marketing the wine outside the region. In 2012, after Vincenzo's death, the brothers Giuseppe and Giuseppina inherit the estate, and, driven by the deep love of the vineyard that guided their father and brother, they take care of the estate remotely. Although today a large part of the harvest is sold, the estate manages to maintain low production, which stands at around 1500 bottles.

The vines of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are grown in the Moganazzi district (hence the name), Passopisciaro, in Castiglione di Sicilia at about 650 meters above sea level and have an average age of 80 years . These varieties give rise to the prestigious Etna Rosso and Etna Rosato, while Etna Bianco comes from ancient saplings of Carricante and Catarratto. The soil has a lava composition, composed of basaltic and rich in silica and minerals. Tenute Moganazzi wines are aged in barrique for at least a year. They are expressions with a volcanic system, pleasantly mineral , of excellent freshness and of fine elegance-finesse. Deep and rare portraits of Etna!