Etna Rosso

Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel (Classico) Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2013

Marc Stubblefield
9.3

I remember when buying these was like Russian roulette. Half the bottles in the case would be bacterial, refermenting disasters, and the other half would be transparent, electric, mainline shots of awesomeness. Well, Frank's a better winemaker now than he was, and I haven't come across a flawed bottle in a few vintages. This sits firmly in the awesomeness camp, with red fruit and hot basalt and so much floral. A little riper than other vintages, though that's not a complaint, just an observation. — 4 days ago

Andrew, romo and 14 others liked this

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Guardiola Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Nerello Mascalese 2014

One year after my first bottle. Wow! So in balance on punch & power, elegance, fruit and acidity! And than the QPR, no way you find this in Bourgogne for the same price! — 18 days ago

Severn, Ira and 6 others liked this

Masseria Setteporte

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese-Nerello Cappuccio Blend 2015

Spectacular! Leather, compost, ripe cherry, and mushrooms balanced by crazy tannin and acid. — 2 days ago

ValCerasa

Etna Rosso 2011

A unique and interesting wine that has a great mouthfeel. Also has a good nose. — a month ago

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend 2015

reserved nose of cherry w wild strawberry & raspberry patch, bordering eucalyptus yet also w brown sugar ~ juicy acid enlivens the pop of fruit on the palate which transitions into a finish of graphite and volcanic ash — 9 days ago

Mike, Ron and 22 others liked this

Pietro Caciorgna

Ciauria Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2015

Very pretty. This may be the best Etna Rosso I've had. Decanted. Smooth tannins, aromatic, clean (no elbows or knees) red fruits. Would love to taste again in a couple years! Agglomerate cork. SS — 14 days ago

Jeff, Shawn and 3 others liked this

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Prephylloxera La Vigna di Don Peppino Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio 2012

Unlike any wine I’ve had before. I don’t have much experience with pre-phylloxera vines. Aromatics jump out of the glass with smoked moss and 🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋. This austere wine on the pallet gives off flavors of berry on the breeze and a dusty Sicilian road. Tannins are extremely silky. Long finish that is balanced like a high wire acrobat. — 4 days ago

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Ted Corvey

Ted Corvey

Being forced to remind myself that jealous is not my color. I bet that was quite an experience. 🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋 is the best.
Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

The summit of Volcanic Funk. Well done sir 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽. 🌋🌋🌋🍷🍷🍷
Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

Great note. Too. Spot on.

Tenuta di Fessina

Erse Etna Rosso Nerello Blend

good 'erse' wine erupts on Etna: spicy red-berry delicacy powered via the volcano (& the grapes Nerello Mascalese & Nerello Cappuccio) in Tenuta di #Fessina Etna Rosso 'Erse,' toothsome with sublime pumpkin - #Sicily #Italy #WineWednesday — 14 days ago

James, Casey and 1 other liked this

I Nove Fratelli

Rosso Etna Red Blend 2015

Wow. Terroir driven. Wild and and smokey. Flint, wet stone, salty on the nose. Sour cherries, liquorice, minerals and succulent tannins. Will reach its full potential in about five years. Superb. One of the best Etna rossos I’ve had. — 4 days ago

Calabretta

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio 2005

90%+ Nero Mascalese, with some Nerello Cappuccio. Old vine of 60+ yo, ungrafted.

Deep slightly bricked garnet color. Semi transparent, compact rim.

Aromas of coca cola soft drink, cinnamon, star anise, red cherry, raspberry, lavender, violet, and ash.

Resolved tannin, med plus acidity, med bodied (13.5abv). Complex profile of minerally driven red fruits intermingling with licorice, sweet spice, and slightly mechanical low tone.

Definitely needs air time to uncoil, otherwise it can be quite tarty. Superb wine made in the traditional Piedmontese style (large neutral cask and library release). Paired well with wide variety of food, especially Thanksgiving dishes. 91.
— 16 days ago

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