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2017 Palmento Costanzo Etna DOC Rosso ‘Nero di Sei’~ Red Wine

Palmento Costanzo

$83.90

750 ml bottle

Certified organic

80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio grapes from 30 to 120-year-old vines located in Contrada Santo Spirito, Passopisciaro on the northern slopes of Mt Etna, Sicily at 680 to 750 metres above sea level.

Fermentation on skins for 14 days and malolactic fermentation. It ages in large French oak barrels for 24 months followed by 12 months in the bottle.

This wine is a deep ruby red colour. A fruity nose with mineral and volcanic hints, and a pleasant almond finish with veiled tannins. It has a smooth and velvety palate, is balanced, fresh and with long persistence.

Pair it with aged cheeses, pasta with meat sauce, red meat and game.

Decanting is recommended at least one hour prior.

Cellaring potential: 12 - 14 years

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  • About The Producer

The Palmento Costanzo estate is located in the town of Contrada Santo Spirito, Passopisciaro on the northern slopes of Mt Etna.

Founded by husband and wife Mimmo and Valeria Costanzo in 2011, the name “Palmento” derives from the 19th century 'palmento' grape stone press which they have painstakingly restored.

14 hectares of terraced vineyards with nutrient-rich, brown volcanic sands grow at elevations ranging from 680 to 800 metres and farming is carried out organically.

Vines vary in age from 5-30 years old for the fresher, younger Mofete range and up to 120 years for the pre-phylloxera vines.