Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2017 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2017 750ml
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Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2017

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750ml
$69.00
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin Italy, Sicily
Brand Alta Mora
Alcohol/vol 14%
Single-crop Nerello Mascalese, native variety grown in free-standing and espalier over 12 hectares of vines at an altitude of 600/800 metres above sea level in the contrade of Verzella, Pietramarina, Feudo di Mezzo and Solicchiata.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2017 Etna Rosso is also beautiful, with a Nebbiolo-like nose of ripe cherries, tar, dried rose petals, and spice. Medium-bodied, rounded, and sexy on the palate, it's a hypothetical mix of Nebbiolo and Grenache (or Oregon Pinot Noir). Drink it over the coming 7-8 years.

November 5, 2019
Vinous
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Luminous red. Aromas of flinty red berries, red cherries and minerals have a bright floral overlay. Then very good inner-mouth perfume too, with exhilarating lift to the red fruit and stony flavors. The finish is long and clean, nicely framed by suave tannins and harmonious acidity.

August 2019
Wine Advocate
  • wa92

The 2017 Etna Rosso is a terrific entry-level red wine from the Sicilian volcano that boasts the power and electric charge that I associate with wines from this fascinating territory. If you are new to the wines of Etna, this Rosso is a great place to start. This is a well-made and carefully shaped Nerello Mascalese (aged in large oak casks for eight months) that ushers forth smaller berry fruit, smoke and pencil shavings. The fruit is pure and precise. The wine's overall presentation is sharp and accessible. This is a blend of grapes from various contrade, including Verzella, Guardiola, Solicchiata and Feudo di Mezzo. Some 50,000 bottles were made.

October 17, 2019
Wine Spectator
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A compact, minerally version, with tobacco and smoke notes leading to flavors of dried cherry, pomegranate, coffee and spice. Medium-bodied and fresh, with grippy tannins that should integrate well with short cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2027. 2,500 cases made, 1,250 cases imported.

March 31, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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Coconut and hazelnut aromas mingle with ripe, dark-skinned berry aromas. Reflecting the nose, the tight palate offers toast, licorice and blackberry jam alongside tightly knit, drying tannins.

September 1, 2020

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