I Vigneri di Salvo Foti VINUPETRA
This red wine from Etna with DOC quality comes from the Calderara vineyard in the Porcheria district. Here, at 700 m.a.s.l., the autochthonous grape varieties Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante and Francisi grow. The vineyard, with an area of just 0.5 hectares, is planted with vines with an average age of over 100 years, using the Alberello Etneo system, with a planting density of 10,000 vines per hectare. The cultivation of the vineyards is done by hand, using only natural products. During vinification, temperature control, filtration and the use of artificial yeasts are avoided. Racking and bottling take place according to the phases of the moon.
Muted violet-red with minimal lightening towards the rim.
What a fragrance! The 2012 Vinupetra already shows opulence and fulminant fruit on the nose, sweet black cherries, blueberries, blueberry jam, cassis and elderberry pulp penetrate the nose and have a very mineral effect. The fruity scent is accompanied by an incredibly intense stony note and aromas of wet earth and truffle. As in the previous year, the similarity to the great wines of Bordeaux is fascinating.
On the palate, the 2012 Vinupetra is opulent and clearly marked by a sweet fruit, reminiscent of black cherries and cassis. Due to the pronounced fruit, which conveys sweetness on the palate, both the acidity and the tannin structure are very well integrated. In spite of everything, it shows itself still unfinished in the momentary youthful stage and moves clearly on the fruity side. It would be a pity not to have the patience to let this wine mature to its perfection.
If you don't want to wait, be sure to decant it and even a day or two of opening in the fridge will make it win.
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker
- Braised rabbit sugo with parpardelle
- Venison medallions with savoy cabbage and cranberries
- B½uf bourguignon with pickled cherries and polenta
I Vigneri di Salvo Foti
contains sulfur, protein and milk
I Vigneri di Salvo Foti, L.go Signore Pietà 17, 95036 Randazzo / Italy