Fattorie Romeo Del Castello

Vigo Etna Rosso DOC Red Blend

9.178 ratings
9.227 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Blend
Top Notes For
Tom Kobylarz

A wine that combines nature, art, terroir and an amazing story. From the volcanic island of Sicily on the slopes of Mount Etna, Fattorie Romeo Castello had lava flows in a vineyard that they thought was lost after an eruption. Years later the vines pushed through the lava and the resulting fruit from this lava vineyard make this special wine. Thank you #MonicaLarner for bringing this wine to my attention through your pioneering critical writings.
Now for the wine notes:
The color is a slightly hazy garnet red color.
The nose is spectacular, revealing the complexity inherent in this wine. Notes of ash and volcanic rock give way to ripe bing cherry, a meaty roast beef streak, with subtle hints of roses, herbs and tar.
The palate is just as complex, showing power and elegance in the intensity of flavor, while plenty of acidity and firm, youthful tannin add length and freshness.
#sicily #etna #vigo #nerellomascalese #nerellocappuccio #lavawine

A wine that combines nature, art, terroir and an amazing story. From the volcanic island of Sicily on the slopes of Mount Etna, Fattorie Romeo Castello had lava flows in a vineyard that they thought was lost after an eruption. Years later the vines pushed through the lava and the resulting fruit from this lava vineyard make this special wine. Thank you #MonicaLarner for bringing this wine to my attention through your pioneering critical writings.
Now for the wine notes:
The color is a slightly hazy garnet red color.
The nose is spectacular, revealing the complexity inherent in this wine. Notes of ash and volcanic rock give way to ripe bing cherry, a meaty roast beef streak, with subtle hints of roses, herbs and tar.
The palate is just as complex, showing power and elegance in the intensity of flavor, while plenty of acidity and firm, youthful tannin add length and freshness.
#sicily #etna #vigo #nerellomascalese #nerellocappuccio #lavawine

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.1

Delicious, if a bit on the chunky side

Delicious, if a bit on the chunky side

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2013
Ben Spicer

Wow

Wow

Sep 18th, 2016
Raymond Domenico

Very layered and complex. Oak is dispersed well throughout the aroma and pallet with soft and subtle spices. Fruit is magnificent, again soft. With age this new 2012 vintage should become a little more expressive.

Very layered and complex. Oak is dispersed well throughout the aroma and pallet with soft and subtle spices. Fruit is magnificent, again soft. With age this new 2012 vintage should become a little more expressive.

Mar 18th, 2016
Aaron Pott

Floral, cedar, fruit and pleasure.

Floral, cedar, fruit and pleasure.

Mar 18th, 2014
Mark Lindzy

Etna bright and sassy!

Etna bright and sassy!

Mar 13th, 2014
Hardy Wallace

Owner/Winemaker Dirty & Rowdy Wines

9.5

I need you

I need you

Dec 16th, 2013
Kenny Koda

Very bright juicy and fun. Dressner does not disappoint

Very bright juicy and fun. Dressner does not disappoint

Nov 26th, 2013
Steven Morgan

Wine Director Formento's

9.4

Spectacular. Getting obsessed with Romeo del castellated

Spectacular. Getting obsessed with Romeo del castellated

Oct 27th, 2013
David McCarus

Founder McCarus Beverage Company

9.1

Sicily does me great justice

Sicily does me great justice

Sep 18th, 2013