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Ætneus Etna Rosso Nerello Blend

9.1163 ratings
9.145 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Blend
Top Notes For
Andrew Lohse

Minerality, rich fruit, acid structure, volcanic rock, tobacco

Minerality, rich fruit, acid structure, volcanic rock, tobacco

Mar 21st, 2018
Marshal White

Such a rad bottle with the embossed albarello and "i Vigneri 1435." Anyway, it's like smoky liquid volcanic rocks and citrus fruit. The smell of the oils being expelled from the pith as you peel a blood orange. Lemon, too. And a tinge of black fruit, if you imagine the weightless flavor of a blackberry picked off a vine before it gets ripe enough to taste sweet over its acid. It even smells mineral. Focus and clarity without the rusticity/furry tannins and higher ripeness that Etna sometimes has. This is so good.

Such a rad bottle with the embossed albarello and "i Vigneri 1435." Anyway, it's like smoky liquid volcanic rocks and citrus fruit. The smell of the oils being expelled from the pith as you peel a blood orange. Lemon, too. And a tinge of black fruit, if you imagine the weightless flavor of a blackberry picked off a vine before it gets ripe enough to taste sweet over its acid. It even smells mineral. Focus and clarity without the rusticity/furry tannins and higher ripeness that Etna sometimes has. This is so good.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2015
Marcella Newhouse

Writer/Educator enotecaMarcella

9.7

#icustodi #aetnus #etnarosso 2008 @ #a16sf. Where #Nebbiolo is tar & roses, this is ash & roses. Pure ripe red fruit with intensity & finesse (qualities also reminiscent of a classic, quality Nebbiolo). Just loved this wine!

#icustodi #aetnus #etnarosso 2008 @ #a16sf. Where #Nebbiolo is tar & roses, this is ash & roses. Pure ripe red fruit with intensity & finesse (qualities also reminiscent of a classic, quality Nebbiolo). Just loved this wine!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2015
Marshal White

Bit darker, heavier, and richer than most Etna rossos I've had. The fruit is caught between developing into something richer and more complex and remaining bright and fresh, which is an appealing combination. Lots of structure, and really a textbook example of what people mean when they liken Etna simultaneously to Barolo and burgundy. Excellent stuff.

Bit darker, heavier, and richer than most Etna rossos I've had. The fruit is caught between developing into something richer and more complex and remaining bright and fresh, which is an appealing combination. Lots of structure, and really a textbook example of what people mean when they liken Etna simultaneously to Barolo and burgundy. Excellent stuff.

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2014
Mark Freund

Juicy red fruit, nicely structured, really interesting aromatics. A ready offering from Etna

Juicy red fruit, nicely structured, really interesting aromatics. A ready offering from Etna

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2014
Dustin Wilson, MS

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Eleven Madison Park

9.4

New favorite producer in Etna! Stellar.

New favorite producer in Etna! Stellar.

Jun 10th, 2017
Marci Noble

Wine Manager Burger and Barrel

9.6

There's *life* in this bottle! Medium-bodied, vibrant and energetic. ❤️🍷

There's *life* in this bottle! Medium-bodied, vibrant and energetic. ❤️🍷

Nov 26th, 2015
Marshal White

The dimensions of this wine are huge, and I don't mean alcohol, acidity, or tannin, though it has fair bit of all three. There's a depth or a third dimension that only wines from special places have. The fruit is bright and the color pale, but the wine is dark in character. It's the character that Etna has - that rocky, ashy, old balsamic, dusky mountain herb, intense etnosity.

The dimensions of this wine are huge, and I don't mean alcohol, acidity, or tannin, though it has fair bit of all three. There's a depth or a third dimension that only wines from special places have. The fruit is bright and the color pale, but the wine is dark in character. It's the character that Etna has - that rocky, ashy, old balsamic, dusky mountain herb, intense etnosity.

Oct 10th, 2015
Molly Brooks

Ligature? Dipthong? Who cares. Tannic ripe red fruit crushed on black rocks in the sun. #nerellomascalese #etnarosso #icustodi

Ligature? Dipthong? Who cares. Tannic ripe red fruit crushed on black rocks in the sun. #nerellomascalese #etnarosso #icustodi

Jul 16th, 2015
Michael Heintz

Interesting wine, tight nose, fair amount of barrel on this one, earthy, smoky on the palate, fruit not standing up to it, has some fresh acid, med+ dry finish

Interesting wine, tight nose, fair amount of barrel on this one, earthy, smoky on the palate, fruit not standing up to it, has some fresh acid, med+ dry finish

Jul 16th, 2015