Giovanni Rosso (Etna)

Etna Rosso DOC

Etna Rosso DOC
Italy

Red wine85% Nerello Mascalese, 15% Nerello Cappuccio
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    cured-meat
    poultry
    Pasta
  • ColorRuby red color with purple highlights.
  • NoseIntense, complex bouquet on the nose with Mediterranean citrus sensations, followed by aromas of violet, bergamot, wet stone, forest leaves and elegant hints of white pepper.
    Blackberryblackberry
    Raspberryraspberry
    Red Cherryred-cherry
    Roserose
    Rosemaryrosemary
  • FlavorVelvety, harmonious and fresh on the palate with sustained acidity and a neat, savory long finish.

Sicily At a Glance

Region Name Sicily

Sicily is Italy’s southernmost region and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than 2500 years, Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture, although the reputation and style of its wines have changed significantly over that time.

Press

Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2017 Wine Enthusiast 93 Mar 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 James Suckling 92 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Spectator 90 Jan 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Enthusiast 93 Dec 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Enthusiast 93 Dec 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Spectator 92 May 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine and Spirits 91 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Vinous Media 90 Jun 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2017 Wine Enthusiast Red berry, rose and Mediterranean scrub aromas form the lovely fragrance. Lithe and elegant, the savory palate features ripe red cherry, raspberry, star anise and flinty mineral alongside polished, supple tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2017 James Suckling This has a very alluring, savory coal-dust, rust and terracotta nose with black fruit and violets. The palate is supple, smooth-honed and has lacy, glossy tannins that sit in a fleshy repose. 100% nerello mascalese. Drink over the next four years. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2017 Wine Spectator Round and medium-bodied with light tannins, this juicy red offers a pleasing range of wild strawberry, candied orange zest, graphite and black tea leaf. A hint of smoky mineral shows on the lightly chewy finish. Drink now through 2026. 1,150 cases made, 250 cases imported.  Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2016 Wine Enthusiast Aromas of red berries, crushed mint and violet meld with eucalyptus and smoke on the nose. On the elegant, youthfully austere palate, it shows taut, refined tannins offset by flavors of Marasca cherry, strawberry compote and star anise alongside bright acidity. It closes on an alluring spice note. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2016 Wine Enthusiast Aromas of red berries, crushed mint and violet meld with eucalyptus and smoke on the nose. On the elegant, youthfully austere palate, it shows taut, refined tannins offset by flavors of Marasca cherry, strawberry compote and star anise alongside bright acidity. It closes on an alluring spice note. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2016 Wine Spectator A creamy, medium-bodied red, featuring firm, finely knit tannins enmeshed with flavors of dried cherry and Earl Grey tea. A streak of smoky mineral echoes on the fresh finish. Best from 2020 through 2029. 1,250 cases made, 500 cases imported. –AN Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2016 Wine and Spirits This is the first vintage of Etna Rosso for Barolo producer Davide Rosso, who purchased a 12-acre plot of 30- to 50-year-old vines high on Mt. Etna’s north slope in the summer of 2016. The wine feels ripe and a bit rustic, its raspy tannins encasing flavors of dark plum, dried cherry and rare steak. Bright acidity draws the flavors together on the finish. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 Etna Rosso features a rich and sweetly spiced bouquet of medicinal cherries, licorice and white smoke. It boasts silky textures that give way to fleshy balsamic-tinged red berries, as a wave of brisk acids creates a more tactile feel. This finishes long and lightly structured, with a lasting stain of blue and purple-tinged fruits pleasantly offset by a hint of sour citrus. Shelf Talker Full Page Review