Pietradolce

Etna Rosso DOC Nerello Mascalese

8.9188 ratings
8.941 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Meg Herring

Incredibly refreshing, salty, and fun 🍊

Incredibly refreshing, salty, and fun 🍊

Jan 15th, 2018
Marshal White

Blood oranges and whole cluster-like aromatics. Some funk. Tannins that you could call rustic. Overall, less austere than the last time I had it, with discernible red fruit that has a character that somehow reminds me of really good California Grenache. This is a whole lot of wine for the money.

Blood oranges and whole cluster-like aromatics. Some funk. Tannins that you could call rustic. Overall, less austere than the last time I had it, with discernible red fruit that has a character that somehow reminds me of really good California Grenache. This is a whole lot of wine for the money.

3 people found it helpfulAug 4th, 2014
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.2

Liquid stone forest berries and dried flowers.

Liquid stone forest berries and dried flowers.

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2016
Marshal White

Haven't tasted this wine since the 11 due to sourcing problems. Tannins still a bit furry, but great richness and depth without sacrificing Aetnean depth or high wire aromatics

Haven't tasted this wine since the 11 due to sourcing problems. Tannins still a bit furry, but great richness and depth without sacrificing Aetnean depth or high wire aromatics

Jun 2nd, 2017
Christanna Honer

So light in color I thought something was wrong. Upon tasting, nope, it's all right. The minerality and zinginess from those volcanic soils shines through. This starts as bright fresh cherries with a little cinnamon stick, dried flowers, and earth, but finishes with brilliant complexity, waves of floral and fruit and bitter herb flavors. Just a really cool wine.

So light in color I thought something was wrong. Upon tasting, nope, it's all right. The minerality and zinginess from those volcanic soils shines through. This starts as bright fresh cherries with a little cinnamon stick, dried flowers, and earth, but finishes with brilliant complexity, waves of floral and fruit and bitter herb flavors. Just a really cool wine.

Feb 28th, 2017
Josh Grove

Dried flowers, rocks, & bright red fruit. Mt. Etna showing its charms here.

Dried flowers, rocks, & bright red fruit. Mt. Etna showing its charms here.

Oct 29th, 2016
Leslee D. Miller

Owner and Certified Sommelier Amusée Wine Consulting

8.9

Oh how I adore the color and the TASTE of this wine... Pietradolce Nerello Moscalese, fr Mt Etna, Sicily. Notes of black tar, violet & rose petal across the nose. Don't let this pretty soft see through color foul ya, cuz the mouthfeel is all dried cranberry, bright violet, tomato skin & perfectly sliced beef carpaccio. Yum! A #perfectpairing to the Tomato Braised Duroc Pork Shoulder I enjoyed it with tonite.

Oh how I adore the color and the TASTE of this wine... Pietradolce Nerello Moscalese, fr Mt Etna, Sicily. Notes of black tar, violet & rose petal across the nose. Don't let this pretty soft see through color foul ya, cuz the mouthfeel is all dried cranberry, bright violet, tomato skin & perfectly sliced beef carpaccio. Yum! A #perfectpairing to the Tomato Braised Duroc Pork Shoulder I enjoyed it with tonite.

Jun 19th, 2016
Scott Wren

Weird. Tastes like Ca Pinot. Very delicious but derivative.

Weird. Tastes like Ca Pinot. Very delicious but derivative.

May 4th, 2016
Ryan Flinn

Not my favorite version of this grape. Light, tart and a little bitter on finish.

Not my favorite version of this grape. Light, tart and a little bitter on finish.

Mar 9th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Pale tawny. Cherry, cranberry, bramble, sour cherry, minerality, and spice. M acid, M+ tannin, m- body, M+ intensity. Long finish. I'm a huge fan of Mt Etna wines.

Pale tawny. Cherry, cranberry, bramble, sour cherry, minerality, and spice. M acid, M+ tannin, m- body, M+ intensity. Long finish. I'm a huge fan of Mt Etna wines.

Jan 15th, 2016