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Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore Carricante 2017

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2017 Etna Bianco Superiore Pietra Marina makes itself known with a beguiling bouquet that blends crushed oyster shells with rosemary, young apricot and hints of smoke. It’s deeply textural and elegant in feel, with ripe pit fruits that cascade across a core of zesty acids, as nuances of green citrus pinch at the cheeks. This leaves the palate buzzing with residual energy; fresh melon tones linger and are framed by a coating of salty minerality. While the 2017 shows a bit of extra ripeness from the warm vintage, it does so in such a seductive and balanced way. This is top-shelf Etna Bianco by every scope of the imagination. The Pietra Marina is an old-vines selection of Carricante from the Rinazzo Contrada on Etna’s eastern slope. It refines for 24 months on the lees in stainless steel vats prior to bottling. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
— 11 days ago

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Etna Bianco Carricante 2020

A little woolyness blew off, leaving pristine lemon and minerality. Nervy. — a month ago

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Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2018

80% Nerello Mascalese 20% Nerello Capuccio. From the N and S sides of Mt. Etna, aged in stainless steel. Light in color and body. Cherry fruit, combination of sweet and sour cherry. Minerally. — 4 months ago

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Rovittello Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Blend

Freaking amazing, I hope someone is still importing this wine, it is slate and brimstone, soft tannins and beauty. It’s really opened up and we are still waiting on the Porterhouse to finish on the grill. Pretty marvelous Father’s Day wine — 15 days ago

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Serra della Contessa Etna Rosso Nerello Blend 2004

fig, overripe pear, tar, bodhisattva tears, herb trails, prune pit, apricot skin, clove afterburner. verdi outbursts and ramekin brûléed fruit. — a month ago

Jess Paley
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Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend 2019

Rose petals and dried herbs with a big aroma of rich cherry and balsamic. Comes off very rich and a little boozy (vintage?), much more than Benanti. Some astringency too for a wine usually very well balanced. Still a hallmark producer for Etna wine. Maybe a little time to rest would do well — 24 days ago

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Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio 2019

Very calm and cultured. Inviting flavors of red berries and cherries with good acidity and balance that continues to evolve with more air time. Firm, fine tannins of volcanic ash — a month ago

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Rossodiverzela Etna Rosso 2021

Matt P
9.4

Really great nice full rose — a month ago

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Contrada Monte Serra Etna Rosso 2016

Nerello Mascalese. Dark in colour, big and bold, animalistic, especially compared to the Rovittello. But very good in it’s own style. Maybe a bit too expensive but that is very subjective — 4 months ago

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