Vino Rosso Qvevri 2017
Vino di Anna
A field blend of mainly Nerello Mascalese grapes from old bush vines (60 – 100 years old) located on the northern slopes of Mt Etna, Sicily. Altitudes of the vineyards vary from 800-950 metres above sea level, with the soils being mineral rich, decomposed lava. Small quantities (5%) of Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante (Grenache) were included in the field blend.
The grapes were destemmed by hand into several Georgian qvevris (clay vessels) ranging from 800 -1500 litres capacity. The qvevris were handmade in western Georgia by artisan Zaalido Bozhadze, who sourced the clay high in the Caucasus Mountains. The qvevris were buried in the underground wine cellar of “Vino di Anna” in 2014 where they remain permanently. Grapes are left to ferment on the skin for 2-4 months before being pressed to another Qvevri. Aging is finished in old wooden cask (6 months)
Wine Profile: Floral and expressive with notes of morello cherries and dry flowers on the nose. The palate is soft and silky, with a taut acidity and fine, textural tannins. Flavoursome with an underlying minerality typical of the volcanic soils of Mt Etna.
- Nerello Mascalese
- Sicily, Italy
- Vino di Anna
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