2016 Tasca d'Almerita Tascante Etna Rosso Contrada Sciaranuova Vigna Vecchia (750ml)

Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy


This wine is made from Tascante's oldest vines, planted in 1961. The 2016 Etna Rosso Contrada Sciaranuova V.V. (the initials stand for Vigna Vecchia or "old vines") is a beautifully polished and glossy expression with a fine and smooth aromatic presentation. It starts off with primary notes of forest berry and cassis and spans all the way over to campfire ash and camphor. That range is as beautiful as it is impressive. The mouthfeel is silky and soft with fine, powdery tannins. Put this delicate wine aside for a few more years. Some 5,000 bottles were produced.

95 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Oct 2019)

Moderately saturated ruby-red. Very pure aromas and flavors of blood orange, potpourri, red cherry nectar, minerals and sweet spices. Very light on its feet and extremely suave, with outstanding acid-sugar-tannin balance, this is actually less weighty on the palate than the regular Sciaranuova bottling. The finish is very long and pure.

93 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Aug 2019)

6 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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