Good full ruby. Intense red cherry and flinty minerals on the perfumed nose. Bright dense and juicy, with lively flavors of red berries and sweet spices complicated by aromatic herbs. Youthful, chewy tannins and harmonious acidity extend the flavors on the bright, suave finish. Deeper and richer than the Fuedo di Mezzo, though it’s easy to recognize a family resemblance. Made from 75 year old Nerello Mascalese vines; aged 24 months in 15 hL oak barrels. The soil here is very sandy volcanic ash (it blows all over the place when you drive into the vineyards, so if your car windows are down, remember to keep your mouth shut, or I guarantee you’ll really get to taste terroir). The 2013 vintage was a cool one on Etna, but the Nerello Mascalese grapes used to make this wine must have ripened fully and well.
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