2014 Vivera Etna Rosso MartinellaBlend from Italy
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"This terrific Etna Rosso, which takes its name from the contrada Martinella on the North-Eastern slope of Mt. Etna, is a blend of 90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio,...
- 91 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
91 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
"Cherry sauce, plums, sweet lavender and hints of geranium rise from the 2014 Etna Rosso Martinella. It boasts silky textures that fill the palate with fleshy red fruits, balanced by brisk acids and minerals. A tart twang of sour citrus and hints of grippy tannins linger as this finishes classically dry yet fresh. The Martinella is really quite nice and, while lightly structured, completely ready to drink. This is a blend of 90% Nerello Mascalese and 10% Nerello Cappuccio."
"This terrific Etna Rosso, which takes its name from the contrada Martinella on the North-Eastern slope of Mt. Etna, is a blend of 90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio, all organically grown. Grapes here benefit from cool mountain climate and rich volcanic soils.
A smoky, slightly vegetal aroma sets the stage. The red fruit is sweet and focused, and there’s a note of bitter cocoa that is typical of Nerello Mascalese. The tannins are refined and nicely balanced with the mineral finish. It will pair well with homemade pasta with porcini mushrooms, pork and all savory meat dishes." -Importer
91 - Eric Guido - Vinous Media
|Varietal(s)||Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio|
|Taste||red cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco, sweet spice and mineral|
|Nose||red cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco, sweet spice and mineral|