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Rosso di Verzella Etna Rosso Nerello Blend

9.111 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

This Sicilian wine smells and tastes like Burgundy with a volcano. The nose carries earthy-yet-floral notes on a mineral base. The palate is not like Pinot Noir, but not like Sangiovese, either. It paired much better with the involtini than it did with the tomato sauce spaghetti. I guess the grape blend - Nerellos Mascalese and Cappuccio - like eggplant better. It showed a bit of brown around the edge, not something you see often in a young wine.

This Sicilian wine smells and tastes like Burgundy with a volcano. The nose carries earthy-yet-floral notes on a mineral base. The palate is not like Pinot Noir, but not like Sangiovese, either. It paired much better with the involtini than it did with the tomato sauce spaghetti. I guess the grape blend - Nerellos Mascalese and Cappuccio - like eggplant better. It showed a bit of brown around the edge, not something you see often in a young wine.

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Julie Obermeyer

Peppery finish. Refined structure.

Peppery finish. Refined structure.

Sep 19th, 2019
Julie Obermeyer

Lovely wine. A bit lemony. High acid. Long finish.

Lovely wine. A bit lemony. High acid. Long finish.

Sep 19th, 2019
Brendan Baker

Sour cherry, garrigue, lighter bodied and balanced

Sour cherry, garrigue, lighter bodied and balanced

Aug 4th, 2019
Liz O'Neal

Light body with extremely high acid. Incredibly earthy - like volcanic soil in your mouth

Light body with extremely high acid. Incredibly earthy - like volcanic soil in your mouth

Jul 7th, 2019
Bob Bath

Master Sommelier & Educator CIA Greystone

9.0

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