2015 Benanti Etna Rosso

SKU #1318781 91 points Vinous

 Lovely bright dark red color. Slightly reticent aromas of red cherry, rosehip, raspberry and minerals. Then lively and balanced, with juicy red berry and sweet spice flavors. Finishes with bright acidity and rising but polished tannins. An outstanding Etna Rosso; not the last word in concentration or complexity but grows on you on the finish. A blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio that clocks in at a well balanced 13% alcohol. (ID)  (9/2017)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Etna Rosso is a traditional blend of 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio. Thanks to this blend, the color intensity of the wine shows a deeper ruby color. This is a streamlined and elegant wine with wild berry aromas, anise seed, dark mineral and crushed flint. The finish is slightly salty and the tannins are snappy and firm. Fruit is sourced from three sides of the volcano (the northern, southeast and southwest slopes) from parcels that range from 450 to 900 meters above sea level. (ML)  (8/2017)

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Staff Image By: Rachel Vogel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/27/2018 | Send Email
As our buyer said in the tasting "stylistically Barolo, structurally Burgundy" with a light color and concentrated nose of ripe red berries and dry stones. It's high acid balances the strong structural palate while the fresh fruit dances from start to finish. A fun wine to dip your toes into Etna Rosso.

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Alcohol Content (%): 13.5