GIOVANNI ROSSO ETNA ROSSO 2016
Giovanni Rosso’s Etna Rosso is a blend of Nerello Mascalese and other grape varietals from the slopes of Mt Etna. Fine and deep in the aromas, introduced by Mediterranean citrusy sensations. Followed by violet, bergamot, wet stones, forest leaves and elegant hints of white pepper.
On the tongue, juicy, refined tannins and vibrant acidity. Offset by flavors of Marasca cherry, strawberry compote and star anise alongside bright acidity. Slight peppery finish. Some say there are slight hints of Earl Grey too!
Harvest middle of October. The fermentation lasts some 10 days with daily pumping over of the wine mass with délestages at the half of the period (fermentation in stainless steel tanks). The aging is under development conducted in French oak barrels of different sizes.
“Aromas of red berries, crushed mint and violet meld with eucalyptus and smoke on the nose. On the elegant, youthfully austere palate. Shows taut, refined tannins offset by flavors of Marasca cherry, strawberry compote and star anise alongside bright acidity. It closes on an alluring spice note.”