- Region Italy
- Wine Style Powerful Reds
- Wine Type Red
- Grapes Other Red
- Body Full
- Closure Cork
From the Monte Serra site (Contrada) and from Nerello Mascalese vines about 12 years old. This is a small production Sicilian red, with just 6,000 bottles made per year. It inspires with its lively taste, enormous energy and terrific minerality and ends in a wonderfully long finish.
A wine particularly suited for red meats, wild fowl and mature cheese. Drink now until 2030.
93/100 Points, Robert Parker, Oct 2019 "In its second year now, the 2017 Etna Rosso Contrada Monte Serra is a slightly more fragile and subdued wine compared to its cousin from the Contrada Cavaliere. The floral impact of this wine leaves a lasting impression, and the quality of fruit veers toward wild berries and cranberries. There is a note of plush or succulent sweetness that seems very specific to this wine. The tannins are silky, and the wine is mid-weight in texture but noticeably long in persistence. This pure expression of Nerello Mascalese would pair nicely with fresh tuna and capers served with tomato sauce on pasta. Some 6,000 bottles were made."
Wine Spectator "A harmonious, medium-bodied red, with supple tannins and a light juiciness to the plumped cherry, black tea leaf, dried fig and smoke-tinged mineral flavors. Chewy finish."
14.5% abv. Etna D.O.C. Rosso appellation.
Nerello Mascalese, the noble indigenous red grape of Mount Etna Production area South-western slope of Mount Etna in Contrada Cavaliere (part of the village of Santa Maria di Licodia), particularly suited for its high elevation and abundant luminosity.
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Shipping & Returns
- Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $6.99 for Auckland, $8.99 for the North Island and $11.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $11.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
- Timing We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery.
- Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
- We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
- We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.
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You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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