Giovanni Rosso Etna Rosso 2016 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Giovanni Rosso Etna Rosso 2016 750ml
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Giovanni Rosso Etna Rosso 2016

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Sicily, Etna
Brand Giovanni Rosso
Alcohol/vol 13%

This is an exciting wine from Etna on the island of Sicily, made by winemakers originally hailing from Piedmont, but also filled with a passion for Etna rosso wines. Giovanni Rosso has the family-owned winery located in the Serralunga d'Alba DOCG of Barolo, and Giovanni Rosso winery in Castiglione di Sicilia. The Rosso family has owned vineyards and grown grapes since the 1890s and began producing and bottling wine under the Giovanni Rosso label in 1995. 

The inaugural 2016 release of Etna Rosso is made of the local Nerello Mascalese grape blended with small batches of other local grape varieties, planted in 1975 in Solicchiata - Montedolce (40+ year old vines). Harvest takes place with organic methods in the middle of October and the wine is ultimately aged in French oak. Alcohol: 13.5% vol. Only 1200 cases made.

The aromas are fine and deep, introduced by Mediterranean citrusy sensations, followed by violet, bergamot, wet stones, forest leaves and elegant hints of white pepper. The palate is juicy with progressive delicate tannins and vibrant acidity. A refined and savory finish opens up as the wine aerates in the glass. Pair with beef filet, mushroom soup with croutons and fine Italian or French cheeses.



Wine Enthusiast
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Aromas of red berries, crushed mint and violet meld with eucalyptus and smoke on the nose. On the elegant, youthfully austere palate, it 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.

December 1, 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Etna Rosso opens to slightly sweet or ripe cherry fruit. You notice it immediately, especially when compared to the drier and more austere notes that are associated with many of its peers from this vintage. That bright cherry-berry note is followed by a lactic tone of white chocolate or almond cream. The aromas here are not totally aligned.

December 28, 2018
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