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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.

The Classics

Lenza di Munti 720 Etna Rosso

DOC Etna

“Lenza di Munti” Etna Rosso has a complex and intense nose of red berries, aromatic herbs and spices. On the palate it is robust, well-balanced and persistent. It’s a blend of indigenous grapes Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, grown on the lava terraces located 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 85% - Nerello Cappuccio 15%

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 mid-end of October

Maceration: cold maceration for 24 hours

Fermentation: for approximately 10-15 days at a controlled temperature (22-24°C)

Ageing: mainly in stainless steel vats, with a short passage in tonneaux and 5-6 months in the bottle

Alcohol content: 13% vol.

Colour: brilliant ruby red

Nose: a complex and intense nose with floral hints and notes of red fruit

Palate: a lively and smooth taste, with a strong minerality and an intense fruity finish

Food Pairings: ideal with tasty pasta dishes, roasted and grilled meats, cold cuts and semi-aged cheeses

Serving temperature: 16-18°C

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AWARDS & GUIDES

  • Wine competitions

    DWWA - Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

    Lenza di Munti 720 slm Etna Rosso ’18

    Gold medal - 95 points

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2021 - Gambero Rosso

    Lenza di Munti 720 slm Etna Rosso ’17

    Tre Bicchieri

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    Wine Enthusiast Ranking 2020 Panel Tasting by Kerin O’Keefe

    Lenza di Munti 720 slm Etna Rosso ’17

    Best Buy - 90 punti