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2016 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 Wine Spectator
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91

"A finely meshed red, with round and creamy tannins woven with a subtle streak of smoky mineral. Offers flavors of dried cherry and raspberry fruit, a touch of cured tobacco and accents of ground white pepper and citrus. Lightly chewy on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2026. 3,300 cases made. -AN"

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 # 108431
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Sub-Region Etna
Ratings

91 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Nerello Mascalese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco, sweet spice and mineral
Nose red cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco, sweet spice and mineral