Planeta Etna Rosso 2015
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: December 5, 2017
- Last modified: December 5, 2017
Entirely Nerello Mascalese, a grape only found on this tip of Sicily, and born from the volcanic soils and altitude of Etna DOC. Sourced from Planeta Etna’s Feudo di Mezzo winery at 500m altitude, this wine was fermented in wood vats and stainless, and spent 18 days with the skins before resting in the same for 6 months. Pretty and fine-grained, dusted with stony tannins, violets, wild raspberries, black cherries, and salted wild herbs, and textured with a pixellated acidity. This wine contradicts its 14% alcohol, with a youthful exuberance that streams it skyward and encourages cellaring for the next 5+ years.