Etna Rosso

Benanti

Rovittello Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2012

See previous notes particularly the one 150 weeks ago. This wine has no TCA or Brett. Absolutely no sediment in the decant. Dried cherry, plenty of mineral - spicy notes - cinnamon. Savoury earthy aromas. Hardly any fruit. Fine sandy persistent tannins. Light to medium weight. The Rovittello vineyard is on the favoured northern slopes of Etna whereas the winery is on the south western slopes. — 7 days ago

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Benanti

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio

Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Tannins a bit hefty at first, but mellowed with a little time. Red berry, smoke, and a bit of earth. Nice with chicken parm — 5 days ago

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Benanti

Rovittello Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Blend 2016

Really lovely. Delightful cherry on the nose. Clean and fresh on the approach, with flowers, stone fruit and a little herbal color. Bracing acidity and a clean slate finish. We lured it with a meatball salad (Caesar dressing), which can be tricky, but this wine was a great match! — 15 days ago

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend 2018

Rustic tannins and the smell of fresh magma rolling down Etna. — 8 days ago

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Ted Corvey

Ted Corvey

How does this compare to past vintages?

Tenuta di Fessina

Erse Etna Rosso Nerello Blend 2015

I don't drink from Sicily often. Bit of an acidic bite. Spicy and the volcanic mineral quality is definitely present. Livened up a meal home in quarantine a few nights ago. Not too stiff, opened up fine after an hour. Red fruit with a nice finish. — 9 days ago

Tornatore

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 1999

Easy light wine. I think I remember the Pietradolce being better though — 11 days ago

Calabretta

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio 2010

Rustic and balanced fruit. The dryness is lovely. Lots to explore here. — 4 days ago

Vini Biondi

Outis (Nessuno) Etna DOC Rosso Nerello Blend

John Howard
9.0

Corked. Still somewhat drinkable on the palate. Always really like this wine. — 7 days ago

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Stefan Dolhain

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Too bad it was corked, Ciro makes terrific wines.
John Howard

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@Stefan Dolhain We had a previous vintage of this not long ago and it was 🔥🔥🔥.

Pietradolce

Etna Rosso DOC Nerello Mascalese 2018

I love wines like this. Light, fruity with a little bit of cracked pepper. Served with a chill it's super refreshing crisp. Don't be fooled, it has some structure and pairs beautifully with chicken marsala topped with a little flash seared prosciutto. Ripe raspberry and violets with a black tea note on the nose. Strawberries compote and some panna cotta, black tea. — 15 days ago

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Fattorie Romeo Del Castello

Vigo Etna Rosso DOC Red Blend

Beautiful, drinking well now. Cherry, wild raspberries, dried herbs, lilacs. Love this. — 6 days ago

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