2018 Etna Rosso, Pietradolce, Sicily, Italy
This is a pure expression of Nerello Mascalese aged in large oak casks for three months. Wild berry aromas with spice, herbs, ash and crushed stone.
Established in the Sicilian town of Castiglione di Sicilia on the Northern slopes of Etna, Pietradolce has become one of the finest wine producers from Sicily in a very short time. Their flagship , an Etna Rosso wine called Vigna Barbagalli, has already received 100 points from James Suckling. There are 11 hectares of vineyards at the Pietradolce winery, between 600-900 feet above sea, with three plots spanning two different territories (Rampante and Zottorinoto).