Calabretta

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio

9.1399 ratings
9.1100 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.0

Pretty and quite powerful with and an exotic balance of minerality and brett, with noticeable VA. Thrilling in its exuberance overall.

Pretty and quite powerful with and an exotic balance of minerality and brett, with noticeable VA. Thrilling in its exuberance overall.

Feb 17th, 2018
Brad Hemmer

Earthy, mushroom, dried black fruit, dried floral, leather, heavy tannins.

Earthy, mushroom, dried black fruit, dried floral, leather, heavy tannins.

Jul 20th, 2017
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

8.7

2004 and aging well. Leather, earth, dried flowers, and the liquid stone finish you want from Etna.

2004 and aging well. Leather, earth, dried flowers, and the liquid stone finish you want from Etna.

2 people found it helpfulOct 8th, 2014
Narun P

90%+ Nero Mascalese, with some Nerello Cappuccio. Old vine of 60+ yo, ungrafted.

Deep slightly bricked garnet color. Semi transparent, compact rim.

Aromas of coca cola soft drink, cinnamon, star anise, red cherry, raspberry, lavender, violet, and ash.

Resolved tannin, med plus acidity, med bodied (13.5abv). Complex profile of minerally driven red fruits intermingling with licorice, sweet spice, and slightly mechanical low tone.

Definitely needs air time to uncoil, otherwise it can be quite tarty. Superb wine made in the traditional Piedmontese style (large neutral cask and library release). Paired well with wide variety of food, especially Thanksgiving dishes. 91.

90%+ Nero Mascalese, with some Nerello Cappuccio. Old vine of 60+ yo, ungrafted.

Deep slightly bricked garnet color. Semi transparent, compact rim.

Aromas of coca cola soft drink, cinnamon, star anise, red cherry, raspberry, lavender, violet, and ash.

Resolved tannin, med plus acidity, med bodied (13.5abv). Complex profile of minerally driven red fruits intermingling with licorice, sweet spice, and slightly mechanical low tone.

Definitely needs air time to uncoil, otherwise it can be quite tarty. Superb wine made in the traditional Piedmontese style (large neutral cask and library release). Paired well with wide variety of food, especially Thanksgiving dishes. 91.

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2017
Max Reichwage

A kiss of Brett from Sicily, rose, leather, med bodied, great with burrata

A kiss of Brett from Sicily, rose, leather, med bodied, great with burrata

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

When these bottles are good, they're great. This was one of those - crunchy red fruit and hot basalt and leather and that Etna je ne sais quoi. With sugo on tajarin, lovely.

When these bottles are good, they're great. This was one of those - crunchy red fruit and hot basalt and leather and that Etna je ne sais quoi. With sugo on tajarin, lovely.

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

The nose is clearly volcanic and accented by the scrub that grows on it. The oak has peeled back on this and revealed a gem of a wine. You know when the nose is what you keep going back to you have a great wine! Volcanic rock and ash aromas, a pleasant herbal accent, sweet tobacco, developing red fruit notes bordering on maturity, and subtle oak notes. The finish is long and shows ripe tannin structure. 2004 vintage

The nose is clearly volcanic and accented by the scrub that grows on it. The oak has peeled back on this and revealed a gem of a wine. You know when the nose is what you keep going back to you have a great wine! Volcanic rock and ash aromas, a pleasant herbal accent, sweet tobacco, developing red fruit notes bordering on maturity, and subtle oak notes. The finish is long and shows ripe tannin structure. 2004 vintage

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2015
Brad Hemmer

Nice earthy potpourri, dry, gritty, leather, wet cigar, cinnamon, dried cranberry.

Nice earthy potpourri, dry, gritty, leather, wet cigar, cinnamon, dried cranberry.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2014
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

8.4

Tasted by the glass - unfortunately a bit oxidised IMO

Tasted by the glass - unfortunately a bit oxidised IMO

Jun 9th, 2016
Tim Garner

I see the comments......this 2004 was AWESOME! Loved it!!

I see the comments......this 2004 was AWESOME! Loved it!!

Dec 26th, 2015