Etna Rosso

Tenuta Tascante

Ghiaia Nera Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2017

Quite a different personality from its predecessor in 2016. This one is hyper floral with scents of geranium and damp rose petals, followed by what I can only describe as a candied maraschino cherry quality on the nose. The palate developed a more defined profile with a full day of aeration, showing crunchy cranberry, fresh thyme and hints of underbrush. Decidedly more delicate than the previous two vintages, but with striking character and nuance. Excellent with seared salmon. — 4 days ago

Anthony De, P and 3 others liked this

Vini Biondi

Cisterna Fuori Contrada Ronzini Etna Rosso Red Blend

Excellent Etna Rossi blend from several vineyards. Perfect with charcuterie — 9 days ago

Chad ClouserJohn Mcgrory
with Chad and John
Daniel P. liked this

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Nerello Mascalese 2015

Alluring. Redolent of crushed morello cherry, black raspberry, blood orange, mint, singed herbs, camphor, cinnamon, crushed flowers, baked earth and volcanics. The oak is there, I’d like to see a little less though. There’s an umami undertone that I find really intriguing. The level of extract makes for a pleasant mouthful but never approaches being heavy handed or clumsy, its got an ease about it. Tannins are persistent but very detailed. Gorgeous wine — a month ago

Chris, Ira and 1 other liked this

Benanti

Contrada Monte Serra Etna Rosso 2016

Cathy Corison
9.4

Loved. Nice intensity with fresh balance. Spicy notes in the aromas. Balance. Fuller than many Etna Rossos — 15 days ago

William martin
with William
David, Arden and 24 others liked this

Calabretta

Vino Rosso Red Blend

Smokey funky barnyard mellows quickly full — 6 days ago

Pietradolce

Etna Rosso DOC Nerello Mascalese 2017

Sicilian wine evening, wine #3
Fresh & funky with sappy berry and tart cherry + herby, spicy whiff. Light yet edgy, with surprisingly chewy tannins yet still pure fruit. There’s a nice mineral streak to it as well. Not bad, but was more interesting in prev vintages.
— 21 days ago

Keith liked this

Cottanera

Diciasettesalme Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2017

Dark toned Etna. Sour cherry and burnt ash. Juicy and brooding! — 5 days ago

Barone di Villagrande

Etna Rosso Villagrande

Bright and juicy, sour cherry, lillies, wet stones, tannins keeping it structured and a nice lingering finish. — 15 days ago

Calabretta

Cala Cala Vino Rosso Etna Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio Blend

A really nice volcanic white. Very akin to saki in the first sips! — 10 days ago