Planeta Etna Rosso 2015
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: November 20, 2017
- Last modified: November 20, 2017
This is entirely Nerello Mascalese, a grape only found on this tip of Sicily, and bourne from the volcanic soils and altitude of Etna DOC. Sourced from their Feudo di Mezzo winery at 500 m altitude, this 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, salted wild herbs, textured with a pixelated acidity. This contradicts its 14% alcohol, with a youthful exuberance that streams it skyward, and encourages cellaring for the next 5+ years.