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2018 Etna Rosato (Russo, Girolamo)

Girolamo Russo, Etna Rosato, Sicilia, Italy 2018

{organic} Nerello Mascalese (w/ small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio)

DRY, ELEGANT, RED APPLE, LITTLE RED BERRIES, INTENSE MINERAL

Former pianist Giuseppe Russo cultivates his Nerello Mascalese vines in the black soil on the northern slopes of Sicily's active volcano, Mount Etna. A combination of hot, sunny, dry summer days and cool, refreshingly breezy summer nights bring out the best of his old vines. Dry and elegant, evocative of Provence rosé, but trading wild herbs for intriguing mineral flavors and just the barest hint of ash. Active volcano, remember.

Serving suggestion: Penne tossed with butter, tapenade, anchovy, Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh parsley & fresh mozzarella. Summer vegetable soup w/ a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

22.99

25 in stock

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2017 Etna Rosso "a Rina" (Russo, Girolamo)

Girolamo Russo, "a Rina" Etna Rosso, Sicilia, Italy 2016

{organic} Nerello Mascalese (w/ small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio)

DRIED GOJI BERRIES, GORGEOUS TANNINS, HIGH ACIDITY

Giuseppe Russo is quite the brave winemaker. His vineyard, certified organic, is located on the eastern end of Sicily in the shadow of Mt. Etna, one of the world's most active volcanoes. The inorganic volcanic soil provides a perfect home to Nerello Mascalese, the dominant grape in the Etna Rosso region. Please forgive us when we say this, but this Etna Rosso is erupting with flavor. Don't be fooled by its near-translucence. The gorgeous pale brick color belies a delightfully tannic mouthful of bright, earthy, acidic goodness. 

Serving Suggestion: Roasted red pepper hummus on garlic bread. Grilled poussin w/ Mediterranean spices.

26.99

11 in stock

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