The Graci estate is located on the Northern slope of Mount Etna at Passopisciaro, an area where viticulture goes back several thousand years. The vineyards are at an elevation between 1800 and 3000 feet above sea level Planting density ranges between 6,000 and 10,000 vines per hectare. Some of the vines are on their own roots, and not grafted.
100% Nerello Mascalese from a organically farmed 2 hectare parcel is gently pressed without maceration, and then cool fermented in concrete vat and allowed to aged 5 months on its fine lees before bottling. No secondary malolactic fermentation helps to maintain the fresh crisp acidity.
“Opening to a pale and very elegant pink color, the Graci 2017 Etna Rosato is a satisfying rosé to pair with shellfish or summer salads. There is a note of sweetness, like raspberry tart on the finish. This is an easy wine but also a very refreshing one.” – 90 points, Monica Larner – Wine Advocate