Etna Rosso 'Ciauria', Pietro Caciorgna, Sicily 2017

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Etna Rosso 'Ciauria', Pietro Caciorgna, Sicily 2017


“Clear and lifted and scrumptious from the first sniff to the last.” - Jancis Robinson

There's an integrity to this wine that risks attracting the worst sort of customer: the hipster. If we wanted our virtual shop to be populated by bearded men knitting, then we'd lure them in with low filament light bulbs, but we can't help the fact that this wine ticks the same boxes that bring all the authenticity-hunters to the yard. It's an astonishingly aromatic Nerello Mascalese sourced from pre-phylloxera vines on the slopes of Mount Etna aged for 6 months in French oak. The combination of the altitude (2,000 feet above sea level) and the rich, mineral soil, give the wine extraordinary aromatic lift, suggesting peach fuzz, crushed red cherries, sweet roses and wet stones and the palate is as light and fresh as the pale colour suggests it will be, but there's real fascination and depth in there too, as you might find in a ripe Nebbiolo or a richly-scented Pinot Noir. It's fashionably terroir-driven, proudly true to its origins, and, as such, is bang 'on-trend'. No wait, no it's not, it's really uncool! Hey you, in the ironic t-shirt, get out! 13.5% alc. Drink now-2024. Only 4,000 bottles produced. 

Customer Comments:

"I much enjoyed your Etna Rosso last night – it was lighter than I expected but very smooth and delicious." - Mr. A.M.

"Like drinking liquid silk, really light and cherry-scented but with that dark, basalt thing going on too. Ethereal and magnificent. Love it." - Mr. J.W. 

"I did just cracked open a bottle of Ciauria and it is excellent!" - Mr T.J.

"I thought the Ciauria was really lovely! Great find." - Mr. J.L. (on the previous vintage)

"It's incredible! I've never had anything like it." - Mr. G.D. (on the previous vintage)

"Tried the Etna Rosso last night and it was delicious!" - Mr. J.F. (on the previous vintage)

"You can tell from the repeat order that the ciauria has gonedown very well. Looking forward to receiving the order, looking forward to drinking it more." - Mr. G.S. (on the previous vintage)

Press review:

Jancis Robinson (Tamlyn Currin): “Clear and lifted and scrumptious from the first sniff to the last, lingering taste of grilled plums and rock dust. Red-berried, concentrated sweetness but so much tang and minerality that it negates any chance of jamminess. Well-laced, well-braced tannins. Just great gritty stuff. Drink 2018-2023” 16.5 points

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