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Tornatore Etna Rossotext
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16¾/20

Tornatore Etna Rosso 2017

Sicily, ItalyThis blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio came from Castiglione di Sicilia, on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. After destemming, partially crushing, these macerated in concrete tanks for 12 days and fermentation, after which the wine is pressed into large wooden barrels for 6 months aging, followed by 3 more months in bottle. Pouring a lighter red hue, this is filled with mountainous wild scrub, fragrant wild flowers, savoury wild plum, imbued with a medicinal raspberry rinse on the finish. Tannins are fine and sticky, housing this to a herbal finish. The soils and altitude keep this fresher than its 14% would suggest. Quite distinctly Etna; seriously smashable.Tasted: 31 May 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 23.95 LCBO Producer: Francesco TornatoreDistributors: Seacove Premium Wines and Spirits
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Blend: Nerello Mascalese - Nerello Cappuccio