Benanti

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio

8.910 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Delicious. Tart balance. Cherries, cranberries. Mineral. Grippy tannins. Great value.

Delicious. Tart balance. Cherries, cranberries. Mineral. Grippy tannins. Great value.

Oct 7th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Well-balanced and restrained entry-level wine from one of the great producers of a highly underrated region. Pinot Noir-like finesse and elegance. It needed time to open up and reveal its aromatics but was worth the wait. Dried rose petals, cherry, pomegranate and blood orange with a hint of old iron coming through. Subtle flinty minerality showing unique volcanic terroir. The fruit is slightly saline on the mid palate and echoes the blood orange aroma with a certain pithiness while mint and herbal components show up on the finish. Slow-building tannins and mouth-coating acid structure. Rustic wine with a beautiful minerality.

Well-balanced and restrained entry-level wine from one of the great producers of a highly underrated region. Pinot Noir-like finesse and elegance. It needed time to open up and reveal its aromatics but was worth the wait. Dried rose petals, cherry, pomegranate and blood orange with a hint of old iron coming through. Subtle flinty minerality showing unique volcanic terroir. The fruit is slightly saline on the mid palate and echoes the blood orange aroma with a certain pithiness while mint and herbal components show up on the finish. Slow-building tannins and mouth-coating acid structure. Rustic wine with a beautiful minerality.

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2018
John Hagood

From Waterfront Officiana Feb 2019 $25 tasting. Opened 2016 on 5/4/19. Light, Burgundy style. Acid. Bright strong forest floor

From Waterfront Officiana Feb 2019 $25 tasting. Opened 2016 on 5/4/19. Light, Burgundy style. Acid. Bright strong forest floor

May 5th, 2019
Juan Pablo Perez

Nariz: cereza, cranberry, piedra, toque funky / animal

Boca: Seco, Tanino M, Acidez M/ M+, Alcohol M. Cuerpo liviano y fácil de tomar.

Nariz: cereza, cranberry, piedra, toque funky / animal

Boca: Seco, Tanino M, Acidez M/ M+, Alcohol M. Cuerpo liviano y fácil de tomar.

Nov 16th, 2018
Brandon Chew

Quaffable goodness

Quaffable goodness

Jun 23rd, 2018
Rumbidzai Maweni

Aromatic bright red fruit, balanced with earthiness, high acidity, and a mouthful of fine-grained tannins. Very easy drinking.

Aromatic bright red fruit, balanced with earthiness, high acidity, and a mouthful of fine-grained tannins. Very easy drinking.

May 29th, 2018
Ryan Vento

On the nose blood/iron, cherries, mild clove, flint, honeyed fig, and rustic funk. On the palate very approachable and gulpable with tart red fruits, smoke, and sweet pipe tobacco.

On the nose blood/iron, cherries, mild clove, flint, honeyed fig, and rustic funk. On the palate very approachable and gulpable with tart red fruits, smoke, and sweet pipe tobacco.

May 22nd, 2018
Robert Weber

Robert had this 4 months ago

Robert had this 4 months ago

Jan 10th, 2019
Carmen Reid

Carmen had this a year ago

Carmen had this a year ago

Jun 17th, 2018
Mark Strawn

Mark had this a year ago

Mark had this a year ago

Jan 14th, 2018