2016 Paolo Caciorgna "Guardoilvento" Etna Rosso SKU #1279915

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Tasting Notes

Paolo Caciorgno has amassed an impressive resumé (current winemaker at Montalcino's Altesino and La Serena, among others), it was a small surprise when in 2006 he decided to add to his stable of projects the resurrection of two very old, pre-phylloxera vineyard sites on the northern slopes of Sicily's Mount Etna. The Guardoilvento vineyard is a north/northeasterly facing site of high-density (8,000 vines/ha) Nerello Mascalese vines on black volcanic ash and sandy soils with high mineral content. The wine is vinified in stainless steel before aging for ten months in used French barrique. Etna is indisputably one of Italy's most vibrant regions today, and it's no small thanks to immense talents like Paolo working with stunning vineyard sites like Guardoilvento.

Staff Reviews

  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    4/1/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    Paolo Caciorgnia is not only one of the nicest people I've met in the wine world but also he's an extremely talented winemaker as reflected by his 2016 Etna Rosso "Guardoilvento" that arrived on our sales floor recently. The afore named vineyard yields grapes from very old/pre-phylloxera vines planted at 2500 feet. This 100% Nerello Mascalese is pristine and fragrant with waves of spiced red fruits, rose petals, licorice and volcanic minerals. It's certainly one of the most pristine examples of Etna Rosso I've come across not to mention one of the finest.

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