At the end of the 1800’s, Giuseppe Benanti, grandfather of Dr. Giuseppe Benanti, began the production of wines on one of his father’s old farms on the slopes of Mount Etna, at Viagrande (Catania). In 1988, Giuseppe Benanti revived the family’s old passion, with an extensive and selective study of the Etnean soils highly devoted to viticulture. He also investigated particular clones of indigenous vines and new oenological techniques to reproduce ancient fragrances using the most modern practices of vinification, in a perfect union of history and reality. From this five year study, wines of unique taste were produced recreating old flavors and keeping them intact over time.
Our wines have a strong personality and carry the culture and passion for wine of the Benanti family, always driven by respect for the places, terroir and old 'palmenti'. This passion, after revealing the marvels of the Etnean territory, has guided them to Pantelleria and then Pachino. Today the company, also run by Giuseppe Benanti’s sons, Antonio and Salvino, is placed in a market range of high quality level products and the request for its wines is strongly increasing. This is mainly due to the quality of its wines, known throughout Italy and abroad, and attested by many awards given annually by the most important national and international competitions.
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Rosso Di Verzella Etna Rosso is red ruby. The aromas are ethereal, intense, with hints of vanilla and ripe fruit. On the palate, this wine is elegant, harmonic, and remarkably persistent. more
Benanti Pietramarina Etna Bianco is a pale yellowish color with bright greenish tints. The aromas are intense, rich, delicate and fruity (think ripe apple). The taste is dry with a pleasant acidity and nice aromatic persistence.
The color is vivid red ruby. Aromas are ethereal and intense with hints of wild berries, peach and noble wood. In the mouth, it is full, harmonic, considerably persistent and reasonably tannic. more
Red ruby with light tints of garnet.
Ethereal aromas of fruit, spices, with a nuance of tobacco and vanilla.
On the palate, it is dry, full, tannic, balanced and persistent with flavor of licorice. Reasonably persistent and tannic.
Optimal with red meat, wild fowl and
mature cheese. more
The color is vivid red ruby. Aromas are ethereal and intense with hints of wild berries, peach and noble wood.
On the palate, it is full, harmonic, considerably persistent and reasonably tannic.
The 2005 Nerello Mascalese Il Monovitigno captures the essence of this great indigenous variety in its striking perfume and deep layers of dark fruit. This fresh, incredibly vivid wine possesses tons of clarity in a layered, pure style of breathtaking beauty.
Ideally the wine needs a few years... more
Rovittello Etna Rosso is red ruby with tints of garnet red. The aromas are etheral, intense, and delicate with hints of vanilla, chestnut flowers and noble wood. On the palate, this wine is elegant, harmonic, remarkably persistent and reasonably tannic. more