Benanti

Serra della Contessa Etna Rosso Nerello Blend

9.126 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Blend
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Mid to pale ruby in colour with a tawny edge. A shy nose and palate to begin with showing earthiness minerality and savoury cherry. Hint of lavender with time. Ultra fine savoury tannins. Very much an Italian Burgundy - very elegant. Could do with a little more mid palate power. Better than the first bottle of the 6 I bought which showed signs of Brett. Notes previously on Delectable.

Mid to pale ruby in colour with a tawny edge. A shy nose and palate to begin with showing earthiness minerality and savoury cherry. Hint of lavender with time. Ultra fine savoury tannins. Very much an Italian Burgundy - very elegant. Could do with a little more mid palate power. Better than the first bottle of the 6 I bought which showed signs of Brett. Notes previously on Delectable.

Nov 14th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Elegant light red fruit. Rhubarb. Herbs - strawberry. Violet. Mineral.

Elegant light red fruit. Rhubarb. Herbs - strawberry. Violet. Mineral.

Nov 10th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Tasting group headed to Sicily next year. The homework starts.

Tasting group headed to Sicily next year. The homework starts.

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Loved it again.

Loved it again.

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Very light color. Delicious. Evolved, dried cherries and earth. Perfumed. Savory. Unity.

Very light color. Delicious. Evolved, dried cherries and earth. Perfumed. Savory. Unity.

Apr 7th, 2017
Bob McDonald

Initial aromas of wet cardboard indicate the dreaded Brett. Pale to mid crimson in colour. Light spices. When we visited there last October 2 aged samples produced both suffered from Brett - one mildly and the other undrinkable. The 3rd aged sample from 2002 (notes here on Delectable) was brilliant. This is unacceptable for a wine costing over $100AUD. The thing about Brett is it never goes away and only gets worse until it becomes Bandaid and undrinkable. Disappointing.

Initial aromas of wet cardboard indicate the dreaded Brett. Pale to mid crimson in colour. Light spices. When we visited there last October 2 aged samples produced both suffered from Brett - one mildly and the other undrinkable. The 3rd aged sample from 2002 (notes here on Delectable) was brilliant. This is unacceptable for a wine costing over $100AUD. The thing about Brett is it never goes away and only gets worse until it becomes Bandaid and undrinkable. Disappointing.

Feb 21st, 2018
Stanislav Lobanov

15.5/20 (86/100) Вино с ароматами обожженного дерева и вишни. Лёгкое тело и довольно высокая кислотность, гладкие танины. Вишневое во вкусе. Неплохо. (01.03.17)

15.5/20 (86/100) Вино с ароматами обожженного дерева и вишни. Лёгкое тело и довольно высокая кислотность, гладкие танины. Вишневое во вкусе. Неплохо. (01.03.17)

Feb 5th, 2018
Max Einhorn

😍

😍

Dec 23rd, 2017
Phil Mikhaylov

Similar to a burgundy wine. Love this bottle. Very smooth with the perfect lightness for a warm summer day. Though it's on the lighter side, the rich flavor doesn't get lost.

Similar to a burgundy wine. Love this bottle. Very smooth with the perfect lightness for a warm summer day. Though it's on the lighter side, the rich flavor doesn't get lost.

Jun 28th, 2017
Samvel Simonyants

01/III/2017
В аромате вяленные томаты, клюква, минеральная вода, мокрая шерсть. Среднетелое, сочное, во вкусе морс из клюквы и брусники, шиповник, гвоздика, тонкий дым, рассол, шерсть. Прекрасная структура, высокая кислотность, мелкозернистые танины. 17,5/20

01/III/2017
В аромате вяленные томаты, клюква, минеральная вода, мокрая шерсть. Среднетелое, сочное, во вкусе морс из клюквы и брусники, шиповник, гвоздика, тонкий дым, рассол, шерсть. Прекрасная структура, высокая кислотность, мелкозернистые танины. 17,5/20

Mar 4th, 2017