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2014 Passorosso, Etna Rosso, Sicily

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“97 pt Sicilian Standout | Extremely Limited!”

97 pt Sicilian Standout | Extremely Limited!

By David Gettenberg

Rose petals, cherry, dried spice, flint, and finesse are the tantalizing descriptors that pull on the heartstrings of the Burghounds in all of us. Whether you are a fan of the Willamette Valley or Gevrey-Chambertin, today's scintillating Sicilian red is for you!

When most people think of Sicilian reds, they think of rich, ripe fruit growing under the hot island sun of southern Italy - and rightly so.

But, the Etna Rosso appellation in Sicily mitigates the heat with its high mountain terroir - the highest in all of Italy. Our favorite wine from this region is the 2014 Passorosso.

Cool nights and volcanic soil produce some of the most mineral driven fruit we've tasted in quite some time - not just from this region, but from all of Europe. In fact, this wine is reminiscent of a fine red Burgundy. Captivating notes of strawberry, raspberry, rose petals, minerals and flint abound. It is an "absolute knockout wine: from a memorable vintage on Etna, this is most likely the best Passorosso ever." Antonio Galloni

Extremely limited and shipping now. We only have a few cases of this Sicilian beauty. Orders will be filled first come, first served.

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More Information
  • Producer: Passorosso
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Sicily
  • Subregion: Others
  • Varietal: Nerello Mascalese
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W01844