Etna Rosso Guardoilvento, Pietro Caciorgna, Sicily 2014


Etna Rosso Guardoilvento, Pietro Caciorgna, Sicily 2014


When asked to choose a favourite from their list, wine merchants tend to compare their wines to their children, diplomatically saving themselves from having to voice a preference. Not us. If any one of our wines were wandering towards a cliff edge and this one was wandering towards a disused mine shaft, we'd save this one. It has everything we love in a red wine: aromatic lift, juicy moreishness, terroir expression, varietal identity and bags of personality. It is made from our favourite Sicilian grape variety, Nerello Mascalese, which is a thin-skinned black grape, producing pale-coloured wines, similar in depth and weight to a Pinot Noir, and capable of translating the rocky minerality that comes from vines growing on the side of a volcano. Take a moment to savour the extraordinary aromas of apricot, jasmine, cherry and frankincense, which lead you to a seriously fine and elegant palate of red stone-fruits and cool pebbles. It's a very digestible, food-friendly wine with high acidity and a refreshing purity that leads you to demand another sip. 13.5% alc. Drink now-2020 (conservatively).

Customer comments:

"Feels like a perfect summer red. We really enjoyed it." - Mr. J.S., August 2016

"I love this wine, it's become my new fav!" - Ms. C.H., August 2016

Press review:

Decanter: "Exotic fruit cocktail nose with raspberry and passion fruit notes and a touch of cedar. Crunchy wild redcurrants and a creamy blueberry muffin texture [Sorry, what now?] giving a lush mouthfeel. Tannins are high and serious." 91 points

Jancis Robinson MW: "Rich and warmly mineral. Pungent and attention-grabbing. Puckering but good." 16.5 points

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