Barone di Villagrande, Etna Rosato
Bright with the nose dominated by floral and fruity notes, such as blood orange and pink grapefruit. The mouthfeel is elegant, allows easy drinking, but followed by an interesting complexity tending to
Ideal as an aperitif, or with fried fish and seafood, tuna in oil, caponata and tomato-based first courses.
The story of the estate is bond with the story of Villagrande. At the beginning of the 18th century the Bishop of Catania gave to the Nicolosi Asmundo Family the task to turn the harsh fields of Etna from an “horrific and untamed place to a delicious garden”. Then in 1727 the Emperor Charles VI of Augsburg, King of Naples, bestowed Don Carmelo Nicolosi with the title of Baron of Villagrande. The bond with the grapes becomes indissoluble, giving birth to the oldest vines cultivation history on these lands, that continues today. After generations, from the Reign of the Two Sicilies, Italy was 8 years old when in 1869 Paolo Nicolosi built the new cellar for the winemaking and refinement. It was him, the first to make a wine from distinct processes for white and red grapes. He wanted to make different wines aiming to valorise the single varieties and their characteristics, creating the ancestor of what today is the Etna Bianco Superiore. Today Marco Nicolosi as Wine Maker and Production Manager continue to maintain their commitment on the territory with the aim of respecting and enhancing the heritage of the family and the peculiarities of the wine-growing area. His motto is that the nature that surrounds the estate is the most precious heritage and therefore, respecting its delicate balance has always been the goal. The intervention is limited on assisting the vine first and then the grapes on an emotional journey. The goal of the company, family and staff is to share the natural heritage of Etna, transfer the love and devotion of a unique and special place.