Girolamo Russo

'a Rina Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese - Nerello Cappuccio

9.0458 ratings
9.0103 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
Martin Bergo

This high-altitude wine of two great Scicilian grapes, mostly nerello mascalese, has a pronounced spicy and smokey mineral nose, like cinnamon sprinkled on grilled strawberries; all present on the palate with a rigid medium-high alcohol. 88p from me.

This high-altitude wine of two great Scicilian grapes, mostly nerello mascalese, has a pronounced spicy and smokey mineral nose, like cinnamon sprinkled on grilled strawberries; all present on the palate with a rigid medium-high alcohol. 88p from me.

Apr 13th, 2018
Mark Oldman

once again, sommelier service at maialino crisply steers us to a gorgeous hidden value: minty, juicy, cranberry-and-leather '15 Girolamo Russo a' Rina Etna Rosso from Sicily

once again, sommelier service at maialino crisply steers us to a gorgeous hidden value: minty, juicy, cranberry-and-leather '15 Girolamo Russo a' Rina Etna Rosso from Sicily

Oct 8th, 2017
Mark Morgan

A brighter profile than expected. Very tasty.

A brighter profile than expected. Very tasty.

Aug 25th, 2017
Alberto Cdm

Bellissima freschezza!

Bellissima freschezza!

Aug 9th, 2017
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.1

Berries on the breeze, liquid rocks, and a dusty road. My heart is in Etna.

Berries on the breeze, liquid rocks, and a dusty road. My heart is in Etna.

8 people found it helpfulMar 30th, 2014
Sebastian Slotte

Clear deep purple color. Light aroma of cherries. Flavours of banana peel! Ripe fruit jamminess which last for long length on the finish. Blinis with vendace roe and smetana increased the body and...

Clear deep purple color. Light aroma of cherries. Flavours of banana peel! Ripe fruit jamminess which last for long length on the finish. Blinis with vendace roe and smetana increased the body and...

2 people found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2015
Pax Mahle

Owner/Winemaker Wind Gap Wines, Agharta & Pax

8.7

Always lovely... And way preferable to the more expensive bottlings from this producer ... In my opinion...

Always lovely... And way preferable to the more expensive bottlings from this producer ... In my opinion...

2 people found it helpfulJul 9th, 2014
Rob Lateiner

Great with lamb + beef sausage. This really acts like Nebbiolo with oak. Rustic tannin (wood?). Lighter bodied like burgundy but tarry like the nebb. Cherry type fruit that could almost be either. Makes a great blinder.

Great with lamb + beef sausage. This really acts like Nebbiolo with oak. Rustic tannin (wood?). Lighter bodied like burgundy but tarry like the nebb. Cherry type fruit that could almost be either. Makes a great blinder.

2 people found it helpfulApr 17th, 2014
Sara Thomas

Fragrant, delicious! Wild blue hyacinth and strawberry jam. Notes kept changing. Well balanced too

Fragrant, delicious! Wild blue hyacinth and strawberry jam. Notes kept changing. Well balanced too

2 people found it helpfulJan 26th, 2014
Ed Merrison

Very good pure fruit - raspberry & red cherry flesh with earthy, volcanic mineral character. Juicy, smooth-flowing and open.

Very good pure fruit - raspberry & red cherry flesh with earthy, volcanic mineral character. Juicy, smooth-flowing and open.

Apr 6th, 2017