The 2016 Etna Rosso Contrada Sciaranuova is made with fruit from vines planted in 2008 at 730 meters above sea level. This is a classic expression from Etna with an even dose of wild berry, rose, mineral and spice. This wine shows an attractive level of balance and harmony, and I am especially attracted to those distinctive volcanic or mineral tones that frame this delicate, almost fragile wine. This Etna Rosso is mostly aged in large Slavonian oak casks, but a small part goes into 300-liter tonneaux. This adds a bit more volume and girth to the finish. Production is 5,000 bottles.
94 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Oct 2019)
Rose, violet, red berry, Mediterranean scrub and eucalyptus aromas form the nose on this fragrant red. The elegant palate is still young and nervous, offering juicy raspberry, cherry, star anise and orange slice set against vibrant acidity and taut, refined tannins. A tangy mineral note and brown spice linger on the finish. It needs time to calm down a bit, but it will age beautifully. Drink 2023–2036.
94 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2019)