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Etna Rosso DOC Nerello Mascalese

9.040 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
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Meg Herring

Incredibly refreshing, salty, and fun 🍊

Incredibly refreshing, salty, and fun 🍊

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2018
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
Samuel Vincent Gutierrez

Light very light ruby. No legs. Tomato, strawberry and dried herbs very light. Sweet, light acid, low tannin, light bodied. Acid finish, long. Not complex.

Light very light ruby. No legs. Tomato, strawberry and dried herbs very light. Sweet, light acid, low tannin, light bodied. Acid finish, long. Not complex.

May 16th, 2020
Allie Maidman

Strawberry, raspberry, cherry, leather, pepper, and lot of earth and soil. Medium tannin and a hit of acid. Nice red to be a bit chilled.

Strawberry, raspberry, cherry, leather, pepper, and lot of earth and soil. Medium tannin and a hit of acid. Nice red to be a bit chilled.

Aug 7th, 2019
Michael Meyer

Consistent with prior experience, ripe cherry, sage, and underbrush on the nose. Palate brings on more mineral, tang, and red pepper spice. Tannins are somewhere between a firm handshake and a warm hug. An interesting light (slightly orange) copper color; medium body/finish. This could pair with almost anything food-wise. Beautiful stuff!

Consistent with prior experience, ripe cherry, sage, and underbrush on the nose. Palate brings on more mineral, tang, and red pepper spice. Tannins are somewhere between a firm handshake and a warm hug. An interesting light (slightly orange) copper color; medium body/finish. This could pair with almost anything food-wise. Beautiful stuff!

Jul 11th, 2018
Michael Meyer

100% NM. Berries and brushwood, elegant and rich, with strong Etna minerality.

100% NM. Berries and brushwood, elegant and rich, with strong Etna minerality.

Apr 25th, 2018
Benjamin Hickey

Nice but very fresh. Takes 10mins or so to open up. Acidity and mi reality play well together. Could easily smash a few bottles

Nice but very fresh. Takes 10mins or so to open up. Acidity and mi reality play well together. Could easily smash a few bottles

Feb 15th, 2018
Jakub Kalinowski

Fresh & light with fresh red fruit and some funky spice. The acidity borders on volatile and something's off with he tannins... yet in total this is an intriguing wine. Red Etna often resembles Burgundy, this one is closer to a Jura Ploussard. A drinking delight.

Fresh & light with fresh red fruit and some funky spice. The acidity borders on volatile and something's off with he tannins... yet in total this is an intriguing wine. Red Etna often resembles Burgundy, this one is closer to a Jura Ploussard. A drinking delight.

Jul 28th, 2017
Brad Page

Nice wine for price point!

Nice wine for price point!

Jul 12th, 2017
Robert Piazza

This was a paradox of a wine. So light in colour but incredibly rich and complex in flavour. Paired well with pizza. Decanted for 2hrs but could have for another 2. Buy again - age for another few years. With Steve and Danielle.

This was a paradox of a wine. So light in colour but incredibly rich and complex in flavour. Paired well with pizza. Decanted for 2hrs but could have for another 2. Buy again - age for another few years. With Steve and Danielle.

Apr 9th, 2017