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Etna Rosso, Pietradolce, Sicilia 2020

Red Wine from Italy - S Italy and Islands
4.500000000 star rating 2 Reviews
A remarkable Sicilian red made from 100% nero mascalese grown at 800m on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. Deceptively light-bodied and delicate, it has great poise and energy, with wild strawberry, floral, wet-stone and sour-cherry flavours, lifted by bright acidity.
Price: £20.00 Bottle
Price: £120.00 Case of 6
Due in on 02/12/22
Code: IT34521

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Nerello Mascalese
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2025
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, diam

Pietradolce

The Faro family are well-established in Sicily as expert agronomists and owners of a major nursery of Mediterranaean plants, and Pietradolce was founded by Michele Faro in 2005 as their first steps into wine. They purchased 11 hectares of 80 to 120-year-old pre-phylloxera vines on the northern slopes of Sicily's famous volcano, Mount Etna,and quickly recruited talented winemaker Giuseppe Parlavecchio. His incredibly laid-back style is central to the way in which he blends traditional winemaking techniques with genuine curiosity and experimentation to craft very fine, deliciously multi-layered wines.

JancisRobinson.com

Pale ruby. A nose of stones, cherry and cranberry with a whiff of smoke. Gorgeous lightness of touch on the palate and with beautiful, chalky tannins. Elegant and fine and structured by lots of acidity....
Pale ruby. A nose of stones, cherry and cranberry with a whiff of smoke. Gorgeous lightness of touch on the palate and with beautiful, chalky tannins. Elegant and fine and structured by lots of acidity. 17+/20
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Walter Speller

JancisRobinson.com

Light ruby. Red-fruited and tangy, like tiny wild berries. Crisp acidity, finely dry, almost chalky tannins. Elegant, taut, long. Not for anyone averse to acidity. 16.5/20

Julia Harding MW

timatkin.com

If you love pinot noir, then the chances are that you’ll appreciate its slightly more rustic Sicilian cousin, nerello mascalese. This comes from volcanic soils at 800 metres on the northern slopes of...
If you love pinot noir, then the chances are that you’ll appreciate its slightly more rustic Sicilian cousin, nerello mascalese. This comes from volcanic soils at 800 metres on the northern slopes of Mount Etna and is appealingly floral and intense, with rose petal and a hint of earth on the nose, lots of tangy focus and grip, very subtle integration and a lovely combination of sinewy tannins, wild strawberry and red cherry fruit and a dusting of Mediterranean herbs.
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Tim Atkin

Club Oenologique

Mount Etna’s wonderful wines were once a well-kept secret, but not anymore. Made exclusively from nerello mascalese, grown at an elevation of 800 metres on the volcano’s northern slopes, the nose is...
Mount Etna’s wonderful wines were once a well-kept secret, but not anymore. Made exclusively from nerello mascalese, grown at an elevation of 800 metres on the volcano’s northern slopes, the nose is perfumed with rose petals and wild strawberry, the sour-cherry-charged fruit is both elegant and tantalisingly tart, the body is light, the acidity bright, and there’s a thrilling ‘run for your life’ sulphurous streak all the way to the finish.
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David Kermode

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