Fattorie Romeo Del Castello

Allegracore Etna Rosso DOC Nerello Mascalese-Nerello Cappuccio Blend

9.0288 ratings
9.078 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Blend
Top Notes For
Gilbert Van Hassel

Wonderful Etna Rosso. Plenty of red fruit, high minerality, very fine bones and tannins. Improves wonderfully in the glass. A great nerrelo mascalese (90 pct)

Wonderful Etna Rosso. Plenty of red fruit, high minerality, very fine bones and tannins. Improves wonderfully in the glass. A great nerrelo mascalese (90 pct)

Dec 14th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Red cherry, ripe raspberry, coriander seed, antica formula vermouth, hint of balsam & leather. Vibrant acidity, medium plus black tea like tannin but supple. Length is solid.

Red cherry, ripe raspberry, coriander seed, antica formula vermouth, hint of balsam & leather. Vibrant acidity, medium plus black tea like tannin but supple. Length is solid.

Jul 20th, 2018
Joakim Andersson

Generically fruity on the nose this one had a great tannin structure. Strict but pleasant and lots of red fruit. Got me thinking of nice nothern Italian wine.

Generically fruity on the nose this one had a great tannin structure. Strict but pleasant and lots of red fruit. Got me thinking of nice nothern Italian wine.

Apr 18th, 2018
Beau Carson

Etna Rosso is quickly becoming my new obsession. Tart cranberry and cherry is balanced by dried savory herbs, compost, and puckering acidity.

Etna Rosso is quickly becoming my new obsession. Tart cranberry and cherry is balanced by dried savory herbs, compost, and puckering acidity.

Dec 17th, 2017
William Allen - Two Shepherds

Owner/Winemaker Two Shepherds

9.2

Straying from Rhone to Etna Rosso - if I made Italian varieties would want it to be like this! Bright cherry note, mouth watering acid and a mix of minerality and soft tannins. Perfect pairing wine

Straying from Rhone to Etna Rosso - if I made Italian varieties would want it to be like this! Bright cherry note, mouth watering acid and a mix of minerality and soft tannins. Perfect pairing wine

2 people found it helpfulNov 25th, 2014
jerod peitsmeyer

probably the best wine you've never heard of

probably the best wine you've never heard of

Jul 9th, 2017
jerod peitsmeyer

the 14 is odd and different than her other vintages but is changing in compelling and surprising ways - like a child that goes down strange and meandering paths only to travel themselves to a place where they flourish and become the genius that they were destined to be

the 14 is odd and different than her other vintages but is changing in compelling and surprising ways - like a child that goes down strange and meandering paths only to travel themselves to a place where they flourish and become the genius that they were destined to be

Jun 24th, 2017
jerod peitsmeyer

drinking with chiara vigo. maybe my favorite wine of the trip.

drinking with chiara vigo. maybe my favorite wine of the trip.

Jun 11th, 2017
Matt Lasater

At first a very mineral/smokey wine with a lot of savory meaty notes up front, a little reductive. Slowly became to evolve into a more fruit centric wine with lots of black raspberry, cherry and pomegranate tones. Still that underpinning of forest, meat, sagebrush, and spices. This Etna aligns more with PN than Neb. Soft and silky tannins, perfumed, bright acid.

At first a very mineral/smokey wine with a lot of savory meaty notes up front, a little reductive. Slowly became to evolve into a more fruit centric wine with lots of black raspberry, cherry and pomegranate tones. Still that underpinning of forest, meat, sagebrush, and spices. This Etna aligns more with PN than Neb. Soft and silky tannins, perfumed, bright acid.

Feb 23rd, 2017
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

8.8

I liked this vintage much more than I have previously. Oak more restrained and the volcanic notes more pronounced, still a bit loose and juicy, but a strong effort/result.

I liked this vintage much more than I have previously. Oak more restrained and the volcanic notes more pronounced, still a bit loose and juicy, but a strong effort/result.

Nov 23rd, 2016