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Nicosia - The Classics

The true love for Sicily and its ancient wine-makng tradition; the values of a family whose history has, for more than a century, been intertwined with that of Sicilian wine; the valorization of the most valuable native and international varieties cultivated in the island and the constant search for ever higher quality standards, in vineyards and in the cellar. These are the reasons that explain the success of Classici Nicosia, a wide range of wines with a designation of origin and monovarietals of excellent value for money, capable of representing the great variety and richness of modern Sicilian enology.

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Lenza di Munti 720 Etna Rosato

DOC Etna

“Lenza di Munti” Etna Rosato is a very fresh and intense wine, with a lively colour and a rich bouquet of floral and fruity notes, such as rose hip and small red berries. On the palate it is well-structured, harmonious and persistent. Made from Nerello Mascalese grapes, grown on the lava terraces at an altitude of about 720 m a.s.l. on the Southeastern slopes of Mount Etna. This wine combines the typical elegance of mountain wine and minerality due to volcanic origin.

Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese 100%

Vineyards: lava terraces located on Mount Etna at an altitude of about 720 m a.s.l. The soil is volcanic, very rich in minerals; the composition of the eruptive materials gave life to composite soils, often made up by small sized pumice stones. Their elevated drainage capacity and their wealth in potassium play an important role in balancing the grape’s maturation process. Training system: espalier spurred cordon.

Raccolta: by hand into crates, in the first ten days of October

Maceration: the grapes are cold macerated on the skins for 24 hours; after destemming, they are pressed softly

Fermentation: the juice is left to ferment at a controlled temperature of 15-18°C for approximately 20-25 days

Ageing: mainly in stainless steel vats and approximately 2 months in the bottle

Alcohol content: 12,5% vol.

Colour: pale pink with brilliant highlights

Nose: a rich floral and fruity bouquet with notes of rosehip, wild berries, pink grapefruit and spices

Palate: a great minerality on the palate, with a fresh, well-balanced and lingering taste

Food Pairings: ideal with cold cuts, roasted white meat, risotto with shellfish, tuna tartare, stewed swordfish and many other flavourful seafood dishes

Serving temperature: 12-14°C

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AWARDS & GUIDES

  • Guides

    Guida al Bere Rosa 2020 “Rosa Rosati Rosé” dell’Associazione Vino Rosa Italiano

    Lenza di Munti 720 slm Etna Rosato ’19

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