The liveliness and nuances of this special region are on full display in this wonderful and under-valued wine from Mt Etna, the active volcano in Sicily. The wine is made from Nerello Mascalese along with a splash (5%) of Nerello Cappuccio. There's an intensely perfumed nose of roses followed by elegant fruits of bright and dark cherries with a soft and brambly style. A great wine to pair with roast chicken.
93 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast. "Rose, wild red berry, Mediterranean brush and crushed stone aromas form an enticing fragrance. Smooth, linear and vibrant, the ethereally elegant palate delivers crushed strawberry, raspberry, blood orange and mint alongside polished tannins and bright acidity. A tangy saline note lingers on the close."
92 POINTS, James Suckling formally of Wine Spectator. "Very finely textured with rose-petals, strawberries and light cedar. Medium body. Caressing and beautiful."
From Sicily. Bright, medium-full bodied fruit. This is all about freshness and tasty fruit. Soft and silky, with a touch of earthiness that really rounds it out. Fun, tasty wine.
Salina is a small volcanic Italian island just north of Sicily. This rosso is a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. The impact of volcanic rock and soil is evident in this wine that offers expressive, dark and pure...
A wonderful easy-drinking blend from Sicily comprised of Syrah and Nerello Mascalese. This wine is fermented in stainless steel but also spends up to six months in barrel. Black fruits dominate this great wine that punches well above its price...