2008 Antichi Vinai Petra Lava Etna Rosato (Previously $20)

SKU #1049902

A superb blend of hand harvested Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio from the northern slope of Mt.Etna. Elegant, bracing, supple and mineral laden this wine stretches the boundaries for rose'. A beautiful color and a truly complex wine, the perfect accompaniment for pasta, fish or grilled chicken.

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By: Greg St. Clair |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/5/2010  | Send Email
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This stunning Rosé is made on the slopes of Sicilyís Mount Etna from two grapes youíve most likely never heard of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. These Etna grapes and their unique place produce a wine that seems to be part Burgundy and part Nebbiolo, aromatic, with an ethereal suppleness that is enthralling laced with minerality and a superb balance that add up to the best Rosé Iíve had in a long, long time. This wine is an extremely versatile instrument in food pairing, while it is Rosé it drinks more important, has a feel of depth and richness on the palate while being elegant it bursts with fruit perfume rather than fruit aromas and has a long and stimulating finish! Salmon, Pasta Primavera, spit roasted Chicken, Asian stir fry or just to drink.
Drink from 2010 to 2012

 By: AAM |  Review Date: 12/12/2010 
This wine is a lovely surprise. Bolder and darker in color that what I usually expect from rose. It seemed in some what half way between a Sicilian red wine and rose. It's a wine which is more enjoyable with food but pleasant without it too.

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Sicily