Really delicious drinking from the slopes of Mount Etna. Medium-bodied, lots of fruit weight and energy, bright acidity and pretty aromas. It’s all there. This is a blend of 95% Nerello Mascalese with 5% Nerello Capuccio. It’s got prettiness and approachability whilst darker, slightly ashy undertones exist below the surface. There is a blood orange succulence to the fruit too which I particularly love and some finesse to the tannin structure at the back which nicely completes the wine. – Ches Cook, FWC.
“The 2017 Etna Rosso is a beautiful wine that manages to effectively communicate both the elegance and the power of this stellar appellation in Sicily. There is also a straightforward or straight-shooting aspect to the wine that adds to its focus and the sharpness of its aromatic delivery. Bright acidity and fine tannins add to that linearity and simplicity. This is 95% Nerello Mascalese with 5% Nerello Cappuccio. The wine is fermented in large oak casks, and it ages in large oak containers for up to 18 months. 91 Points. Drink: 2018-2028.” Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, Issue #240.