2017 Terra Costantino de Aetna Etna Rosso Sicily
Winemaker Notes: Beautifully balanced, rustic and elegant – the versatility of this wine encapsulates the fervour that surrounds Etna’s boutique producers. Introduce yourself to Sicilian wine, and believe the hype. Fruit comes from the Terra Costantino estate’s carefully tended Certified Organic vineyard on the southeast slope of Mount Etna. Grapes are harvested by hand, and wine ages in stainless steel and large oak casks prior to bottling.
James Suckling - "Dried tea leaves, hot-stone notes, dried olives, strawberries and tar all feature prominently. Medium to full body, ripe, succulent yet structured tannins and a medium-long finish. Excellent concentration and depth."
Wine Spectator - "Fine tannins sculpt this harmonious, medium-bodied red, which offers a range of plumped cherry, wild strawberry, lavender, anise and tar-tinged mineral flavors. Mouthwatering finish. Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Drink now through 2030."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2017 Etna Rosso de Aetna (made with 90% Nerello Mascalese and 10% Nerello Cappuccio) is packed tight with red fruit, spice, licorice, volcanic tones and tangy mountain herb. This is a classic interpretation that never pushes the boundaries one way or the other. Maybe the fruit is a little ripe in this hot and dry vintage; however, the wine offers enough power and strength to pair with lamb or a gamey venison. The finish offers a combination of ripe cherry fruit and bright acidity."
Vinous - "The 2017 Etna Rosso de Aetna is very pretty with its notes of apple spiced herbal tea, geraniums and hints of flowery undergrowth. It’s soft and fleshy in feel, complemented by a balance of ripe red fruits and clove, all energized by vibrant acidity. Fine tannins linger, along with a bit of earthy minerality that only slightly detracts, as this tapers off pleasantly sweet with an autumnal flair. Considering the warmth of the vintage versus the price point and balance of the 2017 de Aetna, this is a winner in my book. Drinking window: 2021 - 2025"
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