Wine Le Vigne di Eli, Etna Rosso DOC "Moganazzi - Volta Sciara", 2015
Reviews of purchase Le Vigne di Eli, Etna Rosso DOC "Moganazzi - Volta Sciara", 2015
The wine is pure dark red.
The taste of the wine is smooth, bright, pleasant, focused, with shades of Maraschino cherries, strawberries, star anise and white pepper. Solid, polished tannins and fresh acidity provide them with easy support.
The wine has an attractive aroma with tones of red berries (red currant, raspberry), crushed Mediterranean herbs and dark culinary spices, nuances of geranium, ash, minerals, earth and cigar tobacco.
Wine fits well with meat dishes (from beef, mutton, game and poultry) and cheeses.
Etna Rosso "Moganazzi - Volta Sciara", 2015 - very tasty, elegant wine with attractive aroma and good storage potential - up to 10 years. The wine is made from the grapes of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, grown on a tiny area of 0,7 hectares located on the northern slope of the Etna volcano, at an altitude of 650 meters above sea level. Vines of both varieties were planted here on volcanic soils with an admixture of black pumice and volcanic ash, in 1950. The vineyard is cultivated by organic methods. Harvest is collected manually in the first ten days of October. Maceration on the skin and fermentation with natural yeast last about 10 days. Then the wine is placed in oak barrels (20% - new), where apple-milk fermentation is carried out and aging for 20 months. Before bottling Etna Rosso "Moganazzi - Volta Shara" is not filtered, so with time, a natural sediment may appear on the bottom of the bottle.
Le Vigne di Eli is a small estate on the northern slope of Mount Etna, founded by the famous winemaker and merchant Marco de Gracia, the owner of the nearby Tenuta delle Terre Nere. Marco calls the estate a mere act of love for his little daughter Elena (Eli). In 2006, Marco offered the first, and then another tiny vineyard in exceptional crem: Feudo di Mezzo and Moganazzi-Voltashara. Marco bought them and, since the parcels were so small and beautiful and resembled Elena, united in a farm, named after his daughter. So was born Le Vinje di Ely. On labels of wines of the economy, Marco began to use Elena's drawings. A natural impulse came to this "child estate" to help needy children. Thus, a significant portion of the proceeds from the sale of Le Vigne di Ely wines is taken to the Children's Hospital in Florence.
Today, seeing the growing appreciation of the exquisite wines of Le Vigne di Eli and in an effort to constantly improve the quality of the wine, Marco de Gratia continues to select tiny plots of exceptional quality, the terroir of which is completely reflected in his wines. First of all, this refers to the vineyards on the eastern and northern sides of the Etna volcano.