Etna Rosso Navigabile opens with aromas of raspberry, blackcurrant, and a hint of wood smoke in the background. Delicate, smooth and lively attack followed by an abundance of fruits and a lovely depth. Interesting freshness in the finish.
Sicilia island is the most southerly region of Italy and also the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The viticulture is under the influence of the Etna volcano. Red wines from Nero d'Avola are dark, rich, and fruit forward because of the warm climate with a typical mineral-rich intensity for the vineyards closer to the volcano (Etna DOC).
Warm Mediterranean climate
The soils in Sicilia result from the slow contraction of the sea lying between the land masses of Africa and Eurasia. This contraction pushed up limestone seabed to form the mountains and hills of Sicilia, where one can find vines. Hills of Sicilia are based on Tertiary clayey flysch, Tertiary calcareous rocks, limestone, and sandstone. The combination of calcareous, volcanic rocks, and schist offer a broad range to perfectly grow vines.