These pre-phylloxera vines are up to 100 years old and grown at 900m. Raspberry aromas infuse the nose, which is rich yet lifted and elegant, with great purity of fruit. It’s suave and very concentrated with imposing tannins, but not too extracted. Structured and still a bit severe, it has potential. Long. (SB)
Here is a wine I always look forward to tasting. The 2015 Etna Rosso Barbagalli is made with extraordinary pre-phylloxera vines that range up to 120 years old. You definitely taste the rich concentration and focused aromatic intensity that is so unique to old vines. This wine is characterized by the very steady, slow-paced nature of its aromas that unfold with elegance and grace. Small forest berry is followed by licorice, tar and dried violets. To the palate, the wine is very firm, tightly knit and embroidered with lovely little details and nuances. The wine is aged in 700-liter oak casks (lightly toasted) for 20 months. (ML)
Made from pure nerello mascalese, this soft and silky red with pretty leather, berries and chocolate, shows deep, terroir character. Smoky ash and pumice undertones to the dark fruit. Juicy and delicious.
Beautifully fragrant, exuding incense, exotic spice and wild herb aromas, this graceful version shows focus and complexity without excessive weight, layering the fine-grained tannins and poached black cherry, leather and mineral flavors on a bright, medium-bodied frame. (AN)
Fruit culled from vines up to a century old yielded a tightly wound wine that unfurls to reveal detailed and precise flavors of ripe red plum, licorice, fennel and black olive. Pair it with swordfish to complement the wine’s lithe frame, vibrant acidity and intense salinity.
Deep red. Rich and dense red cherry and strawberry flavors with hints of balsamic oils for added complexity. This enters big and round, but turns taut and lemony and hints at a touch of astringency on the long back end. Made from Nerello Mascalese vines planted at 900 meters above sea level on the northern slope of Etna in the area traditionally known as Barbagalli. As interesting and as outstanding this wine is, Nerello Mascalese, planted above 800 meters, just doesn’t reach full physiologic ripeness in many vintages. (ID) 91+
Made with old, pre-phylloxera Nerello Mascalese vines, this opens with earthy aromas of wild berry, blue flower, crushed stone, leather and just a whiff of barnyard. The full-bodied palate doles out Marasca cherry soaked in spirits, star anise, white pepper and a hint of game alongside fine-grained tannins. A salty mineral note marks the close. (KO)
The item you have chosen is in stock, and has inventory in our warehouse and one or more stores. Below is the current quantity on hand information for this product within our database. It is never more than five minutes old. Additionally, our shopping cart looks at real time inventory so when you add an item to you cart we will do an immediate check of available inventory and alert you if there are any issues.Main Warehouse: 3
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup.