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2015 Graci Etna RossoNerello Mascalese from Italy

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At Graci, young Alberto Aiello Graci remains steadfast in his respect for local traditions as well as the distinct nature of each vintage and only cultivates traditional variet...

  • 91 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Here is a textbook wine from Etna. The 2015 Etna Rosso reflects the basic promises of this exciting appellation. The wine offers power and grace with territory-specific aromas of cigar ash, dark granite and dried black currant. Background tones of wild sage, balsam herb and tar give the wine a greater sense of dimension and depth. The finish is balanced and silky in texture, yet Nerello Mascalese always delivers a firm tannic backbone. Graci lets the fruit speak for itself.

Product Description:

At Graci, young Alberto Aiello Graci remains steadfast in his respect for local traditions as well as the distinct nature of each vintage and only cultivates traditional varieties indigenous to Mount Etna: the red grapes Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, and white grapes Carricante and Catarratto. Intervention of any kind is extremely limited, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. They do not use herbicides in order to preserve the unique balance and vital energy of the soil. They do not use barriques, but only the big, upright, wooden casks known as tini and large, well-used wood barrels. Their sole objective is to reflect the personalities of their vineyards and the sublime differences between each and every harvest.

Product Detail

Item # 102430
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Sub-Region Etna
Ratings

91 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Nerello Mascalese
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco, sweet spice and mineral
Nose red cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco, sweet spice and mineral