2020 Firriato 'Le Sabbie dell'Etna' Etna Rosso, Sicily, Italy

$24.99 USD

Winemaker Notes
Le Sabbie dell’Etna Rosso comes to the glass with a delicious and complex bouquet with notes of cinnamon, black pepper, blackcurrant and cherries in alcohol. Only the extraordinary terroir of Castiglione di Sicilia, on the slopes of Europe’s largest active volcano, could yield a wine with such great personality. The estate’s volcanic soils are distinguished by their high nutrient content of phosphorous, which determines the sugar content in the must; manganese, which increases the plants’ resistance to the cold; and iron, which contributes to the black grapes’ pigmentation, giving the native vine varieties of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio their bright ruby red color.

Rated 93 Points James Suckling
Notes of blackberries and dried strawberries with chocolate, toasted cedar and cigar ash. Firm and textured with a medium to full body and fine-grained, toned tannins. It’s structured yet juicy and vibrant with earthy notes to close. Drink or hold.