Award Winning Wine
Certificate of excellence & 93pts
92pts Wine Pilot:
"This blend of 80% Nerello Mascasele with the remainder made up of Nerello Cappuccio and Nerello Mantellato is classic Etna, immediately bursting with smoky and new tar aromas backed by juicy red cherry pip plus a stony minerality that adds a deliciously savoury feel. There is a delightful initial elegance to the fruit flavours, more smoke, earth and red fruits before juicy acidity and firm tannins rise up to support a long, savoury finish. Great value for an Etna Cru and it will drink well for some time to come."ETNA ROSSO CONTRADA VILLAGRANDE The first thing you perceive is the perfume of Volcano, flowers fruits and balsamic scents coming from the two years in the chestnut barrels. A chestnut wood that comes straight from the estate’s forest, that has been watching the grapes for its entire journey from the vineyard to the bottle. The tasting feeling is surprising, because the tannins of the wood – that is fundamental – is combined with an unusual touch of vivacity, obviously gentle and elegant.
Robert Parker (Wine advocate) : Rating 93 Points