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Tenuta Di Aglaea "Aglaea" Terre Siciliane 2018

Tenuta Di Aglaea
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SKU: TDA-AGL-18
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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
2018
Varietal
Narello Mascalese
Appellation
Sicily
Alcohol %
12
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
It is bright cherry red. Dried herbs and minerals make up the gentle perfumes, while on the palate good acidity and hints of dry cherries capture the senses. A light savory mouthfeel lingers towards the end.
Vineyard Notes
Black soil, deep porous volcano ash soil with traces of sand, very rich in minerals.
Winemaker Notes
Aglaea is name of the youngest of the Three Graces – the three sisters and daughters of God Zeus. The wine ‘Aglaea’ is the ‘youngster’ in the portfolio, and made from grapes of both old and young vines.
Food Pairing Notes
Aglaea drinks well with a wide range of lighter dishes (no heavy sauces), salads and vegetables in all forms and shapes, and antipasti and snacks e.g. roasted nuts, carpaccio, salami etc.
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