2019 Girolamo Russo Etna Rosso Cru San Lorenzo

Highly Rated
Girolamo Russo |Etna |Nerello Mascalese
A superb single vineyard Etna red made from high altitude Nerello Mascalese.

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The San Lorenzo vineyard sits high on the northern slopes of Mt Etna, at between 700 and 800m altitude, and is a mix of 100-year old bush-vines, plus some newer plantings of Nerello Mascalese.

Of the three Girolamo Russo 'contrada' wines, this is the purest, most high-toned expression of Nerello, displaying stunning red fruit and herbal aromatics, a caressing and delicate mid-palate, and a superb long finish.

Delicious but serious with a good helping of fine powdery tannins and engaging acidity. Look out for an amaro twang too.

Beautiful wine, simply said.

A multifaceted wine with typical fruity notes in which hints of blackberry, plum and currant are accompanied by mineral and spicy notes of herbs, mint and leather.

Enveloping, whose dense and fine tannins make this wine an extreme expression of its terroir.

96 Points - "This displays an amazing balance of power and grace, throwing in a shovel load of terroir, too. The aromas and flavors extend from ripe red fruit, through red licorice, tufo, orange rind and bright herbs. Medium-bodied with some firm tannin, but there's no stopping the complex fruit. This is top-class Etna rosso. Drinkable now, if you don't mind the firm tannin, or hold." - James Suckling

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