2014 Paolo Caciorgna "Guardoilvento" Etna Rosso SKU #1259531


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Monica Larner writes: "In 2005, Paolo Caciorgna visited with Marco De Grazia on Etna and fell in love with a half-hectare vineyard planted to ancient pre-phylloxera vines in the Contrada Marchesa near Passopisciaro. After that initial purchase, he acquired more tiny plots of land. He started a tiny production (n’anticchia means “a tiny bit” in Sicilian dialect) of wine, going from 1,800 bottles in 2005 to 5,000 in 2009."

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  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    Paolo Caciorgna is a consulting winemaker, his family lives in Tuscany but he travels all over Italy, on one of those trips with one of his clients he found this tiny parcel of old vines on Mount Etna, he was so taken with the spot and the grapes he bought this parcel named Guardo il Vento, in Italian it means “look at the wind”. The nose is heavenly, it’s a wispy, ethereal mélange of wild strawberry, leather, clove, and smoke, it isn’t bold it drifts out of the glass, slowly, use patience here you don’t want to miss anything. On the palate you can sense the tannic structure, it’s there but more like a veil of tannin, not bold timbers, just a delicate reminder. The flavors are mineral driven, there seems to be a bit of volcanic ash, with wild strawberry, leather and a suppleness that almost seems like sweetness. The finish is long, growing, once again patience is needed it isn’t a simplistic fruit bomb it’s a bit mysterious, you’ll need to pay attention, but it will reward.
    Drink from 2017 to 2024


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