Calabretta

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio

9.216 ratings
101 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
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
Alfonso Francavilla

Great aroma and taste... Wishing for a repeat, but it was their last one!

Great aroma and taste... Wishing for a repeat, but it was their last one!

Sep 27th, 2016
Matt Perlman

The 2005 is great, with the typical dried rose petals, campfire and earth on the nose with cherry, tart raspberry and dried herbs flavors and beautifully mineral finish

The 2005 is great, with the typical dried rose petals, campfire and earth on the nose with cherry, tart raspberry and dried herbs flavors and beautifully mineral finish

Jun 8th, 2016
John-Mario Sevilla

aging beautifully

aging beautifully

Jun 3rd, 2016
Sara Dempsey

delicious acidity. right on.

delicious acidity. right on.

May 10th, 2016
Alessandro Nardi

2005 - funky dirty Etna red wine with super acidity and sharp tannin. Loved it.

2005 - funky dirty Etna red wine with super acidity and sharp tannin. Loved it.

Jan 28th, 2016
Max Einhorn

Good full bodied wine. Dark fruits and spices yet delicate and not overbearing

Good full bodied wine. Dark fruits and spices yet delicate and not overbearing

Aug 12th, 2015
Stephanie Inzalaco

Stephanie had this 3 years ago

Stephanie had this 3 years ago

May 25th, 2016
April Collins

April had this 3 years ago

April had this 3 years ago

Feb 2nd, 2017
J. Kim
9.5

J. had this 3 years ago

J. had this 3 years ago

Aug 27th, 2016