October 21st: Benanti with Salvino Benanti
At Vinonueva | 5582 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL, 33137 | 6:30 pm-8:00 pm | RSVP
In partnership with Wilson Daniels
A unique opportunity to taste distinctive white and red wines from Mount Etna in Sicily with Salvino Benanti, Co-Owner of Benanti.
Photo credits: Benanti
Benanti's wines are unique and beautiful expressions of the Sicilian volcanic soil and native grape varieties such as Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and Carricante. The whites are fresh, aromatic, and driven by stony minerality, while the reds are approachable and medium-bodied, with a touch of spices and scents of red fruit. Overall they are elegant, balanced, and refined and can improve with age.
Salvino was born at the foot of the Etna volcano in Catania, Sicily. After living abroad for several years, he returned to his hometown to work with his father, Giusseppe (founder of Benanti). In 2012, he took over ownership and leadership of the winery with his brother Antonio. In the last decade, Benanti and the entire Etna region have achieved a solid international reputation for its red and white wines.
Photo credits: Benanti
Winemaking in the Benanti family can be traced back to the late 1800s in Viagrande. This deep-rooted passion for wine led Giuseppe Benanti to establish the namesake winery in 1988. Located on Mount Etna, 'an island within the island' of Sicily, the Benanti family produces wines using 100% native grapes. With 24 hectares of vineyards positioned on four different slopes of the Etna volcano: North, East, South-East, and South-West, the combination of the climatic influence and volcanic soils from each slope create territorial wines with a 'sense of place.' Benanti is the only winery with vineyards on every slope of the Etna DOC area.
Antonio and Salvino Benanti now lead the winery with the same vision and passion as their father continuing the reputation as a very traditional producer and the pioneer of fine winemaking on Mount Etna and contributing to the development and growth of the whole region.
As Monica Larner of the Wine Advocate says: "Benanti's winemaking history is synonymous with Etna winemaking history. In fact, the hard work and excellent wines produced at this historic winery are what catapulted this unknown part of Sicily to the enological forefront, Benanti's wines are among the best made on the volcano today."
Check out the lineup for this tasting:
- Benanti Etna Bianco DOC
- Benanti Contrada Cavaliere, Etna Bianco DOC
- Benanti Pietra Marina, Etna Bianco DOC Superiore
- Benanti Etna Rosso DOC
- Benanti Nerello Cappuccio Terre Siciliane IGT Rosso
- Benanti Contrada Cavaliere, Etna Rosso DOC