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Rovittello Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Blend

9.217 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

From prior bottles I didn’t decant this as I knew there was no sediment. One of the lightest Italian Reds you will find not considering Rosato. Mid to light Ruby in colour. Very earthy - cherry skins savoury and minerally. You can almost assume this has been grown on decayed lava flows, which it has. Bought at the cellar door around 5 years ago. I love this wine but it’s not worth the $110 AUD I paid. The grapes from Etnas favoured northern slopes even though the winery itself is on the south western slopes of Mount Etna.

From prior bottles I didn’t decant this as I knew there was no sediment. One of the lightest Italian Reds you will find not considering Rosato. Mid to light Ruby in colour. Very earthy - cherry skins savoury and minerally. You can almost assume this has been grown on decayed lava flows, which it has. Bought at the cellar door around 5 years ago. I love this wine but it’s not worth the $110 AUD I paid. The grapes from Etnas favoured northern slopes even though the winery itself is on the south western slopes of Mount Etna.

Jun 5th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Wonder about the cork. Lovely nonetheless. Cherries, dried herbs

Wonder about the cork. Lovely nonetheless. Cherries, dried herbs

Apr 30th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.6

Dried sour cherry note, baking spices, dried herbs. Pretty perfume. Nice acid/Bitter balance. LOVE. Leather. Raisins. Mint lift. Drink.

Dried sour cherry note, baking spices, dried herbs. Pretty perfume. Nice acid/Bitter balance. LOVE. Leather. Raisins. Mint lift. Drink.

May 15th, 2017
Bob McDonald

A mild case of TCA on the nose but not effecting the palate overly much. I have had problems with cork taint previously with this producer from Mt Etna where we visited a few years ago. No rating from me on this wine. See previous notes. ANZAC DAY in Australia today.

A mild case of TCA on the nose but not effecting the palate overly much. I have had problems with cork taint previously with this producer from Mt Etna where we visited a few years ago. No rating from me on this wine. See previous notes. ANZAC DAY in Australia today.

Apr 24th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Lovely

Lovely

May 17th, 2018
Stas Medvedev

🏅 Rating: 91/100 (4,1🌟)

Clear bright ruby. First nose of perfumed red sour cherry in chocolate, dark cherry. Wet wood. Spices: black pepper. Tannins are firm, but not green.

In 20 min developed in Burgundy style similar to one of youthful Mercurey - red berries over meat and spicy tobacco, slightly green.

Shows beautifuly on the 2nd day, but fruits are more cooked.

Wine has reached its maturity and should drink nicely till 2025

🏅 Rating: 91/100 (4,1🌟)

Clear bright ruby. First nose of perfumed red sour cherry in chocolate, dark cherry. Wet wood. Spices: black pepper. Tannins are firm, but not green.

In 20 min developed in Burgundy style similar to one of youthful Mercurey - red berries over meat and spicy tobacco, slightly green.

Shows beautifuly on the 2nd day, but fruits are more cooked.

Wine has reached its maturity and should drink nicely till 2025

Aug 27th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Pale crimson. Red fruits Cherry and very mineral. From the Rovitello contrada on the northern side of Mt Etna. Lighter than I remember from the tasting at the Winery a few months ago. Medium - tannins. Walter Speller who tastes Italian Wines for Jancis Robinson.com says Etna is “the Burgundy of the South “. That statement certainly nails this Wine. I liked it on a 40 degree Celsius Sunday for lunch slightly chilled in Australia watching the Tennis and Cricket on TV! Tasted again 88 weeks later on 22 September 2019 with the same notes. Hints of cowyard and soiled tea towel together with raspberry. Overall quite light.

Pale crimson. Red fruits Cherry and very mineral. From the Rovitello contrada on the northern side of Mt Etna. Lighter than I remember from the tasting at the Winery a few months ago. Medium - tannins. Walter Speller who tastes Italian Wines for Jancis Robinson.com says Etna is “the Burgundy of the South “. That statement certainly nails this Wine. I liked it on a 40 degree Celsius Sunday for lunch slightly chilled in Australia watching the Tennis and Cricket on TV! Tasted again 88 weeks later on 22 September 2019 with the same notes. Hints of cowyard and soiled tea towel together with raspberry. Overall quite light.

Jan 7th, 2018
Krista Bonura

Delicious. Jammy yet smooth.

Delicious. Jammy yet smooth.

Nov 12th, 2017
Bob McDonald

Same as the Etna Rosso Entry Level but more body, older vines, and different location being on the in favour North side of Mt Etna. Same 80/20 blend as the Comtessa. Great length. Also bought 6 of this. Good potential.

Same as the Etna Rosso Entry Level but more body, older vines, and different location being on the in favour North side of Mt Etna. Same 80/20 blend as the Comtessa. Great length. Also bought 6 of this. Good potential.

Oct 11th, 2017
Samvel Simonyants

09/VI/2017
В аромате сладкая земляника, сигарная коробка, выделанная кожа, вишня, стручок ванили. В развитии проявляется чуть больше сладости: сладкое песочное тесто, стружка горького шоколада. Среднетелое, во вкусе желе из вишни и малины, гвоздика, подвяленое мясо, морская галька. Сочное, долгое, с высокой кислотностью. Алкоголь идеально спрятан (14°). Вино, которое очень хочет понравится; устоять сложно. 17/20

09/VI/2017
В аромате сладкая земляника, сигарная коробка, выделанная кожа, вишня, стручок ванили. В развитии проявляется чуть больше сладости: сладкое песочное тесто, стружка горького шоколада. Среднетелое, во вкусе желе из вишни и малины, гвоздика, подвяленое мясо, морская галька. Сочное, долгое, с высокой кислотностью. Алкоголь идеально спрятан (14°). Вино, которое очень хочет понравится; устоять сложно. 17/20

Jun 10th, 2017