"Burgundy in Italy" - Etna Rosso on the Rise
"Etna is now the most exciting emerging wine region in Italy" - James Suckling, 11/12
At some point, the world has to admit what many of us already know: the wines of Sicily have never been better, and they're only getting better with every vintage. Grapes like Nero d'Avola and Carricante are gaining more and more recognition around the world. If you haven't yet discovered the beauty of the Nerello Mascalese grape, we can think of no better place to start than here:
Graci has made some utterly fantastic wines in recent vintages, but what impressed most about this one was the value given the quality level. In a world where prices for top-tier Burgundy is spinning out of control, it's nice to know that you can get something comparable for a fraction of the price - $22.99 per bottle, no strings attached!
There's little for us to add that hasn't already been said, so we'll leave you with some parting notes from reviewer James Suckling:
"I keep thinking about Burgundy when I drink a red [from Etna]…they have very similar textures and mouthfeels as red Burgundy when you drink them. It's not about fruit density or tannic power. It's about refined textures and subtle characters of dried flowers, red fruits and that unique mineral character to the region…the wines are soulful and refined with a unique personality."
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