2019 Girolamo Russo Etna Rosso A Rina

A Nerello Mascalese dominant blend, that showcases the unique, smoky minerality of Etna Rosso.

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Produced from 100% estate grown fruit, this Nerello Mascalese dominant blend (90%) comes off of 3 ‘contradas’ or single vineyards from this north-slope Etna estate.

Each site is vinified separately to showcase their unique character, before being blended to create this supple and juicy red. High toned red fruits, hint of dried herbs, lovely depth of flavour, alongside savoury notes of smoky leather and tobacco.

The ‘A Rina’ is supple, with velvety tannins and moreish minerality. Rustic and harmonious, this wine has lively acidity, and the hallmark, delicious, scorched earth character that is emblematic, and unique to Etna Rosso.

The remarkable thing about the A rina, which is Giuseppe's Estate Etna Rosso, is the vine age which averages 80 years. The powerful 2019 A rina was harvested from Alberello vines in San Lorenzo , Feudo, and Calderara cru , vineyards which are situated between 650 and 800 m above sea level. Hand-harvested and spontaneous fermented into large Slavonian oak where the wine spends one year before bottling and aging for another 6 months before release.

Very floral with Cranberry and bright cherry fruit, as well as smoke and tobacco on the nose. The palate is juicy and bright with delicious red fruit and savoury earth and dark mineral notes . A very compact and intense wine with depth and fine velvety tannin structure.

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