Pietradolce Etna Rosso DOC 2019
(Sicily, Italy) - [JS 93] [VM 92] [WE 90]
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About the Winery:
Pietradolce, means sweet stone in Italian and is an ode to Etna. The volcanic soil covering the slopes is very stony, sandy and mineral-rich. The Etna volcanos abundant mineral components and microclimate cool nights, warm days and wide-ranging temperature variations give Pietradolce wines extraordinary richness, minerality, fragrance and depth.
Notes from the Winemaker:
100% Nerello Mascalese. Pietradolce Etna Rosso DOC is bright red in color with notes of berries and brushwood. Elegance, minerality and excellent persistence on the palate.
From young vineyards, characterized by lively freshness and approachability. This wine is ideal as an entry-level Nerello Mascalese, step one to the enjoyment and appreciation of Etna terrain.
Pairs well with red tuna, caponata (a typical Sicilian dish similar to ratatouille), white meat and cheese.
Ratings & Reviews93 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of red cherries, dried cranberries, citrus zest and tobacco smoke. It’s medium-bodied with fresh acidity, ultra fine tannins and a refined finish. More dried than fresh-fruit character. Drink or hold." (11/2020)
92 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2019 Etna Rosso blossoms with pretty rose notes, wild herbs and strawberries. It’s soft and enveloping, balancing a pleasant inner sweetness with energizing acidity and tart wild berries. A gentle layer of tannin adds lovely grip, as this finishes long with notes of licorice and blueberry skins. The 2019 is a harmonious beauty that has me seriously looking forward to tasting the single-vineyard wines of this vintage." – Eric Guido (6/2021)
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Lithe and racy, this has aromas of wild red berry, Mediterranean herb and a whiff of flint. Ethereally graceful, the linear palate shows sour cherry, fresh strawberry and white pepper alongside vibrant acidity and taut, rather drying tannins. A saline note marks the close. Drink 2021–2026." - Kerin O’Keefe (11/1/2020)