Vino di Anna Etna Rosso Jeudi 15 2015


Anna Martens and Eric Narioo began making wine together on Mount Etna, Sicily in 2008. In 2010, they created “Vino di Anna”, an restored and historic winery, containing a Palmento (antique method/vessels of crushing grapes). Several hectares of old vine Nerello Mascalese, are farmed organically and Georgian qvevri or amphora for vinification and maturation are often used in the cellar. 

Grapes are hand harvested from 60 – 100 year old alberello (bush) vines. Nerello Mascalese is what Anna and Eric are most invested in, along with small percentages of Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante.

The soils are of black, decomposed lava (volcanic), except for some parcels that are bright red and full of iron. Wines are made with minimal intervention, natural yeasts, no additives, no fining or filtering and little or no SO2.

Vino di Anna “Jeudi 15” 2014 is comprised mostly of Nerello Mascalese, with a small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante (AKA Grenache) and indigenous white grapes (Minella, Catarratto, Insolia). This blend goes through semi-carbonic fermentation in 30 HL open top oak barrels, with a 7-day maceration and constant punch downs. With little to no intervention, the wines go through Malolactic fermentation in the spring and the wine is left on the lees for at least 6 months before fining or filtering. 

At Biondivino, we enjoy the "Jeudi 15" for its versatility and elegance. A wine that is full of wild cherry blossom and rosehip, gritty yet full of finesse.