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Allegracore Etna Rosso DOC Nerello Mascalese-Nerello Cappuccio Blend

9.052 ratings
8.97 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Blend
Top Notes For
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.3

Vibrant nose of ripe strawberry, red cherry & redcurrant, though not in any way over ripe, with a (would I say this if I had it blind? I don't know) note of volcanic soil mineral shizz. Beautiful weight in the mouth with taught, expressive red fruit that's almost weightless but has a delicate grip. Like Nebbiolo this seems to be light on its feet but with a barely hidden controlled power to the tannins and succulent acidity that would suggest good age ability (what would happen to the fruit though?) infinitely drinkable but annoyingly cellar worthy. Buy 12 and forget about 6 of them for as long as you can. Call me when you remember you have more in 5 or 10 years time.

Vibrant nose of ripe strawberry, red cherry & redcurrant, though not in any way over ripe, with a (would I say this if I had it blind? I don't know) note of volcanic soil mineral shizz. Beautiful weight in the mouth with taught, expressive red fruit that's almost weightless but has a delicate grip. Like Nebbiolo this seems to be light on its feet but with a barely hidden controlled power to the tannins and succulent acidity that would suggest good age ability (what would happen to the fruit though?) infinitely drinkable but annoyingly cellar worthy. Buy 12 and forget about 6 of them for as long as you can. Call me when you remember you have more in 5 or 10 years time.

Dec 9th, 2015
Giuseppe LoCascio

Senza infamia, e senza lode...an OK Etna Rosso...

Senza infamia, e senza lode...an OK Etna Rosso...

Jul 28th, 2015
Sam Bilbro

Owner/Vineyardist Idlewild Wines

9.2

Delicious as always... This one a little more so.

Delicious as always... This one a little more so.

Jun 23rd, 2015
Magnus Mosén

Inte illa! Gott om röda bär och något mineraligt med behaglig mängd tanniner.

Inte illa! Gott om röda bär och något mineraligt med behaglig mängd tanniner.

Mar 22nd, 2019
Anthony Lombardi

Brian Eno contemplating Allegracore...

Brian Eno contemplating Allegracore...

Jul 11th, 2018
C Burwell

rita loves. “kinda leggy” but cherry and light. oh man oh man we just got married and this starts the party!

rita loves. “kinda leggy” but cherry and light. oh man oh man we just got married and this starts the party!

Oct 31st, 2017
Jeff D
9.1

Tastes like volcano. Fruity volcano

Tastes like volcano. Fruity volcano

Jan 27th, 2017
John

Amazing with pasta

Amazing with pasta

Oct 4th, 2016
Ray Vanderhoff

Light body and very "Pinot Noir" like. Bright red cherry and strawberry flavors. Mild tannins and light oak. Hint of smoke. Refreshing. Chill it a bit below cellar temp. Great story about the winery. A Mt. Etna lava flow just went around them 30 years ago.

Light body and very "Pinot Noir" like. Bright red cherry and strawberry flavors. Mild tannins and light oak. Hint of smoke. Refreshing. Chill it a bit below cellar temp. Great story about the winery. A Mt. Etna lava flow just went around them 30 years ago.

Oct 1st, 2016
Abraham Hawkins

Great Etna Rosso / bit sweeter than terra, but similarly earthy-jammy.

Great Etna Rosso / bit sweeter than terra, but similarly earthy-jammy.

Jan 21st, 2016