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2014 Passopisciaro Franchetti EtnaBlend from Italy

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"Franchetti is the top wine produced at Passopisciaro, a Super-Etnean wine of petit verdot and cesanese d’Affile from volcanic rock and ash. The grapes were planted in the earl...

  • 95+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 94 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
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95+

"This is a spectacular wine that represents a unique blend of 70% Petit Verdot and 30% Cesanese d'Affile. Andrea Franchetti's namesake 2014 Franchetti is a darkly saturated and generously exuberant wine. The wine's appearance is marked by an inky dark, almost impenetrable appearance. The bouquet is overtly opulent and rich with bold fruit tones followed by spice, leather and crushed granite stone. This is a very special wine that is full of personality and generosity. Only 3,000 bottles were produced."

94 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

"Fully saturated inky purple. Powerful aromas of cassis, blueberry, vanilla, cedar and black currant leaf. Then amazingly creamy, supple and plush, but showing outstanding energy to seamless, sweet dark berry and spicy flavors complemented by candied violet. A huge wine with a long, suave finish featuring sweet dark berry compote notes, but vibrant acidity keeps it very light on its feet. The creamy mouthfeel is a dead ringer for Franchetti’s Tuscan Tenuta di Trinoro wine."

Product Description:

"Franchetti is the top wine produced at Passopisciaro, a Super-Etnean wine of petit verdot and cesanese d’Affile from volcanic rock and ash. The grapes were planted in the early 2000s after Andrea Franchetti purchased the estate in the contrada Guardiola – a dense planting with vines 90cm x 90cm apart, at 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) above sea level." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 106601
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Sub-Region Etna
Ratings

95+ - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

94 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 15.5%
Varietal(s) Petit Verdot, Cesanese
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste blackberry, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, blueberry, tobacco, leather, earth and mushroom
Nose mocha, leather, vanilla, tobacco, blueberry, dark fruit, earth and mushroom