Nestled on the southeast slope of Mount Etna in Contrada Blandano, Viagrande, Catania, Terra Costantino stands as a testament to the unique terroir of this volcanic region. Their flagship offering, the DeAetna Etna Rosso DOC, is a stellar example of how organic winemaking practices can produce a wine of exceptional purity and character. At Wine Affairs, we are proud to distribute this embodiment of Sicilian viticulture.
DeAetna, named after a historical text that reflects the intellectual and mystical aura of Etna, is crafted primarily from 90% Nerello Mascalese and 10% Nerello Cappuccio. These grape varieties, flourishing in the volcanic sand at altitudes of 450-550 meters, are integral to the wine's distinct profile. The vines, averaging 45 years old, yield 60 quintals per hectare, ensuring each grape contributes to the wine's exceptional quality.
The winemaking process at Terra Costantino is a blend of tradition and meticulous care. Following destemming, the grapes undergo ten days of skin contact fermentation, enhancing the wine's flavor and tannin profile. Post malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in steel and medium-sized oak barrels, then refined further in the bottle. This process culminates in a wine with an alcohol content of 13.5% vol, best enjoyed at 18°C.
DeAetna is more than just a wine; it's an invitation to experience the intellectual richness and nuanced complexity of Etna's unique terroir. With an annual production of just 35,000 bottles, it represents a remarkable opportunity for those who value the sacred bond between nature, viticulture, and craftsmanship.
At Wine Affairs, we're not only passionate about bringing exceptional wines like DeAetna to the forefront; we're also committed to expanding our network of partnerships with like-minded wine distributors who appreciate organic and sustainable winemaking. Moreover, we're always on the lookout for enthusiastic wine professionals and salespeople to join our team. If you share our dedication to quality and are interested in a rewarding career in wine distribution, or if you're seeking a personalized wine consultation, we invite you to reach out to us at wineaffairsnyc.com. Let's explore the rich tapestry of flavors and stories that wines like DeAetna have to offer.