Benanti Rovittello Etna Rosso 2014, Sicily, Italy
PRESS: Wine Enthusiast - 94 points. "Made with 85% Nerello Mascalese and 15% Nerello Cappuccio, this radiant red boasts a beautiful fragrance of blue and red flower, ripe berry, cake spice and aromatic herb. The radiant, delicious palate doles out layers of juicy black cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon, white pepper and clove while a mineral note backs up the lingering finish. It's young but balanced, with bright acidity and tightly wound but refined tannins."
Vinous - 95 points.
Country Hierarchy: Sicily, Italy
Grape/Blend: 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio
Food Suggestion: Pork
Wine Style: Red - Savory and Classic
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Plush and powerful. It is definitely a category benchmark for Mt. Etna. Flavors include but are not limited to cherry, currant, raspberry, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, various herbs, and minerals. Beautiful fruit and spice hit the whole palate in a harmonic complexity. Pair Rovittello with hearty dishes.