2019 Pietradolce Etna Rosso

Etna, Italy

This Etna wine highlights the power and grace of Nerello Mascalese - fruit, spice and all things nice. And tannin.


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About the Wine

Etna wines have proven to be very popular - is it the unique terroir of Etna? Does the idea of volcano wine capture people's imagination? Or are the wines just, well, good? Find out with this stunning example from Pietradolce!

Made entirely from Nerello Mascalese, a grape native to Sicily, at an altitude of 800m. The wine only saw a relatively brief 18 days skin contact, so while there is a tannic grip, this is much softer and easier than a lot of Etna reds. It bursts with red berries and forest fruits, with dried spices and Mediterranean herbs coming through too. Drink this on the younger side to take full advantage of its vibrancy.

About Pietradolce

Established in 2005, Pietradolce have quickly gained a reputation for making some stunning examples of Sicilian wines. The vineyard practices are entirely organic and their most premium vineyards are home to 80 year old vines.

The can be found, specifically, on the northern slopes of Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano (and most active!). With typically warm days and cooler nights, growing conditions ensure that their fruit develops the flavours typical of Etna.

These wines truly capture the energy of Etna wine, and are simultaneously vibrant and savoury, tannic and fresh. It is little wonder they are considered a producer to watch.

The volcanic vineyards of Pietradolce
The volcanic vineyards of Pietradolce
Mount Etna, Sicily
Additional Info

From the Producer

At the heart of our philosophy is a love for our land which is equalled by the respect with which we treat it. We look to the rich local traditions for all this is best in them and then combine these with a wise use of modern viticultural techniques to give life to our passion: the wines of Etna

Blend : Nerello Mascalese (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Pietradolce's vines grown as alberello (bush vines)
Mount Etna, Sicily
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"This linear red has aromas suggesting Mediterranean scrub, red berries and a whiff of camphor. Bright and savory, the lithe palate offers raspberry compote, star anise and a hint of rusty nail before dusty tannins appear and leave a drying close." - Kerin O'Keefe


"There is a Pinot-like elegance to this wine, perfectly married to a wilder, quintessentially Sicilian character. Cranberry, wild strawberry and blood orange hover over wet stone and graphite notes. Energetic and seductive in equal measures." - Ines Salpico (


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