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Tenuta Di Agaea "Thalia" Etna Rosso 2015

Tenuta Di Agaea
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SKU: TDA-AGT-15
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Aglaea – the youngest of the Three Graces or Charites as they were also known the three sisters, and daughters of the God Zeus. Aglaea was the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence and adornment. At times she acted as messenger for Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

Aglaea is significant with winemaker, Anne-Louise Mikkelsen's sentiments for Etna; with what her wines try to express, and how they do so. In that sense, the wines of Tenuta di Aglaea act as her messengers from Etna.

An absolute unique terroir makes the vineyards – a direct consequence of Etna and its numerous eruptions since its volcanic activity began more than half a million years ago. The lava flows hardened layers upon layers, and ashes filled on top. The result today is a very porous soil that is abundant in minerals and extremely fertile. The vineyards are cultivated in terraces held up and apart by ancient stone walls 3-4 feet high

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Narello Mascalese
Appellation
Sicily
Alcohol %
15.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The wine is a transparent dry strawberry red in the glass, and expresses itself in a light and elegant manner. It opens up perfumed with delicate mineral aromas that are the product of the lava soil; a firm body and fresh fruit notes accompanied by gentle tannins - soft and delicate. Smooth drinking now but if patience permits, even better in five years’ time.
Vineyard Notes
Black soil, deep porous volcano ash soil with traces of sand, very rich in minerals.
Winemaker Notes
Thalia is a word of Sicilian dialect and resembles ‘look’ as in ‘look there!’ It is also the name of one of the Three Graces in ancient Greek history.
Food Pairing Notes
Thalia goes very well with lighter meat based dishes e.g. pork, veal and poultry. Vegetables like cabbage and spinach, mushrooms, carpaccio, a diverse set of antipasti and pasta dishes are good companions as well as lighter fish dishes.
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