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Rovittello Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese

9.23 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

I was looking for the Contessa but couldn’t find it in the cellar so ended up with the Rovittello which I had only 9 weeks ago in November 2020. A savoury cherry nose with that Etna minerality - earthy and touch of volcanic dust. A light to medium weight palate. The finest of sandy tannins - oak almost totally integrated. An excellent wine with lamb mince. Bought at the winery several years ago on our Sicilian trip. Seems like a lifetime ago.

I was looking for the Contessa but couldn’t find it in the cellar so ended up with the Rovittello which I had only 9 weeks ago in November 2020. A savoury cherry nose with that Etna minerality - earthy and touch of volcanic dust. A light to medium weight palate. The finest of sandy tannins - oak almost totally integrated. An excellent wine with lamb mince. Bought at the winery several years ago on our Sicilian trip. Seems like a lifetime ago.

Jan 29th, 2021
Bob McDonald

See previous notes particularly the one 150 weeks ago. This wine has no TCA or Brett. Absolutely no sediment in the decant. Dried cherry, plenty of mineral - spicy notes - cinnamon. Savoury earthy aromas. Hardly any fruit. Fine sandy persistent tannins. Light to medium weight. The Rovittello vineyard is on the favoured northern slopes of Etna whereas the winery is on the south western slopes.

See previous notes particularly the one 150 weeks ago. This wine has no TCA or Brett. Absolutely no sediment in the decant. Dried cherry, plenty of mineral - spicy notes - cinnamon. Savoury earthy aromas. Hardly any fruit. Fine sandy persistent tannins. Light to medium weight. The Rovittello vineyard is on the favoured northern slopes of Etna whereas the winery is on the south western slopes.

Nov 22nd, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Lovely. Tart cherries. Bitter balance.

Lovely. Tart cherries. Bitter balance.

Jun 7th, 2019