2020 Murgo Etna Rosso
A ruby red color. This wine expresses the true characteristics of Nerello Mascalese grown on the eastern slope of Etna. The specific microclimate is affected by the influence of the Ionian Sea, which contributes great finesse and elegant complexity, which can be attributed to the balanced and refined flavors of this variety
A woodsy mix of wild berries, savory herbs and hints of clove form a deeply alluring bouquet as the 2020 Etna Rosso opens in the glass. Its soft and enveloping textures soothes, as red and hints of blue fruit wash across the palate with ease. This leaves a gentle tug of tannin to linger, as nuances of blueberry skins slowly taper off. The 2020 is wonderfully balanced and geared for immediate appeal.
Wine & Spirits 90
A hint of tar and smoke lend depth to this wine’s bright cherry and plum flavors. It finishes on a savory note, ready for roast pork.
Wine Spectator 90
Fragrant with floral, graphite and spice notes, this bright and juicy, light- to medium-bodied red features macerated cherry and strawberry fruit, mineral and wild herb flavors tightly meshed to crunchy tannins.
500 meters above the sea level, on the eastern slopes of Mount Etna in a privileged panoramic position you will find Murgo Winery. Aside from the very special and typical DOC Etna grapes Caricante, Catarratto, and Nerello Mascalese there are some original French varieties also well integrated into the 24,5 hectares terroir. Thanks to these special conditions of the volcanic soil which confers an intense minerality, we get elegant, complex and mineral wines, with an identity which differs from the Italian and international enological wines. The conduction of our vineyard is based on the priority use of natural techniques with a very low impact on the environment. Etna is one of the few regions in the world which still has a small amount of pre-phylloxera vines that survived the plague in the 19th century which produce very special fruits at a higher quality. The grapes are supple, earthy and electric due to the rich soils.
Wine Information: This wine expresses in a real way the sensory characteristics deriving from the vine, the terroir and the vintage. In its apparent simplicity, you perceive a remarkable sensory complexity which shows a strong personality and confirms the style of this particular terroir. The combining of the intense minerality with the tannin produces interesting sensations of the sand of the Etna.
Sourced from 30+-year-old vines and vinified and aged entirely in stainless steel tanks. In the glass, it’s a deep garnet red moving to pink at the rim, with inviting aromas of wild strawberries, red currant, blood orange, dried rose petals, leather, flint, and a hint of smoke. Medium-bodied and alternately lush and crunchy on the palate.
100% Nerello Mascalese
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