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    Graci Etna Rosso 2016

    Graci Etna Rosso 2016

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    A finely meshed red, with round and creamy tannins woven with a subtle streak of smoky mineral. Flavours of dried cherry and raspberry fruit, a touch of cured tobacco and accents of ground white pepper and citrus. Lightly chewy on the lingering finish.

    Producer

    The Graci estate is located on the Northern slope of Mount Etna at Passopisciaro, an area where viticulture goes back several thousand years. The vineyards are at an elevation between 1800 and 3000 feet above sea level. Planting density ranges between 6,000 and 10,000 vines per hectare.

    Region

    Sicily is not only the largest wine region in the Meditteranean it's also Italy's largest wine region and is divided into four regions comprising 23 denominations of origin. A very wide range of varieties are culitvated on the island on equally diverse terrior including volcanic soils, but it's not all about Mount Etna. The most recognisable native grape is Nero d'Avola which amongst other varieties such as Nerello Mascalese, Carricante and Frappato create distinctive wines which have soared in popularity on international markets in recent years amongst more adventurous wine drinkers. Producers to look for Azienda Agricola COS & Passopisciaro.

    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      2-5 Years
    • Varieties

      Nerello Mascalese
    • Vintage

      2016
    • Alcohol Content

      14%
    • Closure

      Cork
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (3)

    Mike Bennie

    91 points | April 2019

    Light, delicate and pure-feeling rose of rose hip tea scents and flavours, a squeeze of blood orange, a tight rush of acidity, faint slate-y tannins. There’s a little more width than expected in the palate which makes for a pleasing, mouth-filling action, but really this is more about briskness and zing than loading up the full personality of the variety used here. It’s nice drinking whatever way you come at it.

    Light, delicate and pure-feeling rose of rose hip tea scents and flavours, a squeeze of blood orange, a tight rush of acidity, faint slate-y tannins. There’s a little more width than expected in the palate which makes for a pleasing, mouth-filling action, but really this is more about briskness and zing than loading up the full personality of the variety used here. It’s nice drinking whatever way you come at it.

    Gary Walsh

    90 points | May 2019

    Raspberry, sour cherry, orange and aniseed, with a slightly smoky top note. Medium to full-bodied, juicy cherry and tangy blood orange, smoky and dry, a tingle to the acidity, sooty and ashen tannin, wild herbs and cherry trail on a pretty good finish. Tangy in the aftertaste. A bit clunky, but plenty to grab on to.

    Raspberry, sour cherry, orange and aniseed, with a slightly smoky top note. Medium to full-bodied, juicy cherry and tangy blood orange, smoky and dry, a tingle to the acidity, sooty and ashen tannin, wild herbs and cherry trail on a pretty good finish. Tangy in the aftertaste. A bit clunky, but plenty to grab on to.

    James Suckling

    93 points | October 2018

    The fresh blue fruit on the nose is so enticing, ranging from blueberries to black raspberries and elderberries. Plenty of floral undertones, too. The palate is so polished and precise with crunchy acidity and a firm tannin structure. Drink now or hold.

    The fresh blue fruit on the nose is so enticing, ranging from blueberries to black raspberries and elderberries. Plenty of floral undertones, too. The palate is so polished and precise with crunchy acidity and a firm tannin structure. Drink now or hold.

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