Wine Le Vigne di Eli, Etna Rosso DOC "Moganazzi - Volta Sciara", 2013
The wine is pure dark red.
The taste of wine is dense, juicy, rich, creamy, soft, with shades of red cherry and raspberry, notes of mocha, smoke, ash and spices. In the long aftertaste, mineral tones predominate.
In the generous, rich aroma of wine, pure tones of red cherry, violets and resins are supplemented by a bright minerality.
Wine fits well with meat dishes (from beef, mutton, game and poultry) and cheeses.
Etna Rosso "Moganazzi - Volta Sciara", 2013 - delicious wine with a rich taste and generous aroma, the style of which resembles the Burgundy. 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 the apple-milk fermentation is carried out and aged for 18 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.