Cantine Nicosia

Lenza di Munti Etna Rosso

9.01 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Nice lighter style Etna in an undemanding package. Nose needs a little air, but quickly shows juicy, plummy berry fruit and lots of clean, stony minerals. In the mouth, it’s soft and fairly low in acidity, with a surprisingly developed range of flavors for its age. Very dry. Medium body, a fair amount of very soft tannin coats the mouth on the finish. In overall feel, it started off reminding me of a traditional Valpo (i.e., non-Ripasso, no dried grapes), but took on a bit of weight as it gained oxygen. A very nice wine with my sautéed turkey cutlets tonight, it would also be a nice accompaniment to pastas with lighter tomato sauces. Good value weekday red.

Nice lighter style Etna in an undemanding package. Nose needs a little air, but quickly shows juicy, plummy berry fruit and lots of clean, stony minerals. In the mouth, it’s soft and fairly low in acidity, with a surprisingly developed range of flavors for its age. Very dry. Medium body, a fair amount of very soft tannin coats the mouth on the finish. In overall feel, it started off reminding me of a traditional Valpo (i.e., non-Ripasso, no dried grapes), but took on a bit of weight as it gained oxygen. A very nice wine with my sautéed turkey cutlets tonight, it would also be a nice accompaniment to pastas with lighter tomato sauces. Good value weekday red.

Apr 12th, 2022