The 2012 Santannella is a 70-30 blend of Fiano and Chenin Blanc that is loaded tight with dusty mineral shadings, stone fruit, white rose, honey and Golden Delicious apple. It offers a lot more complexity that you normally get at this affordable price point.
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Grape Varieties70% Fiano, 30% Chenin Blanc
DescriptionFounded in 1999, Mandrarossa is the creation of Cantine Settesoli, one of the world's largest wine producers. Boasting a premium range of estate-bottled wines, Mandrarossa is part of Sicily's largest wine producer and co-operative formed by 2,000 members. Located in the historic town of Menfi, in the southwest corner of this idyllic Mediterranean island, Mandrarossa is the high quality project of Cantine Settesoli and comes from the selection of the ideal terroir for each varietal. Mandrarossa's extensive investment in advanced winemaking technology combined with the expertise of a distinguished team of five full-time winemakers has resulted in an outstanding line of wines that capture the flavors, essence, and mystique of Sicily.
VinificationEach varietal is harvested separately to ensure optimal ripening. Grapes are destemmed, crushed and the resultant must is rapidly chilled to 39°F on its way to the pneumatic presses.
NoseDelicate aromas of banana and smoky flint
PalateA complex and balanced wine with enticing notes of pineapple, tropical fruit and a finish of vanilla.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.5RS: 2.8 g/LTA: 6 g/L
Serving SuggestionsExcellent with seafood dishes, roasted chicken, pasta dishes in rich cream sauce, and a variety of appetizers.