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Flavia Pre-Phylloxera Etna Rosso 2015 (750 ml)

Flavia Pre-Phylloxera Etna Rosso 2015 (750 ml)

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Produced from a 1 ha vineyard on the volcanic soils of Etna by Flavia Rallo. These vines are 130-140 years old- planted before phylloxera made it to Sicily. This Rosso offers smoky, deep red fruit notes held aloft by a mineral-rich frame & a long finish.

Varietal: 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio. Hand-harvested, then native yeast fermented in stainless steel. Aging for at least 48 months in 500 liter Slavonian oak tonneaux of third passage, and then refines at least 12 months in bottle.

Nerello Mascalese is a native black grape variety, prince of the Etna area. The late-maturing plant gives life to wines of absolute finesse, great reds for aging of an intense red color, in which olfactory sensations of red fruit, aromatic herbs, tobacco and spices predominate, together with a typical pleasant tannins. On the palate it is striking for its acidity and marked mineral content typical of the volcanic terroir. Etna Rosso is born from Nerello Mascalese.

Taste: Cherry, strawberry and dark red-fruit on both the nose and palate. Mineral rich structure that plays well off of the smoky undertones, and spice that combine with the finish.

The Flavia Rebellious Wines family is a mélange of cultural dimensions that derive from skilled hands and industrious minds handed down for four generations who deeply believe in the values ​​of craftsmanship, native vines and the final quality of a wine that is authentic. The family history is made up of rigor and constancy, since 1860 they have taken care of the land and the plants as a mother does with her children.

Young and zealous producers, Flavia and Giacomo Rallo represent the fourth generation of the Rallo family from Marsala. Their philosophy is identified in the enhancement of the pure essence of wine and its nature, practicing sustainable, organic and non-invasive cultivation and production techniques. By honoring the legacy of their progenitor, Flavia and Giacomo want to spread the culture of quality wine by dedicating themselves completely to the creation of native Sicilian wines in which they blend past and present.

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