2018 Contrada 'R' Rampante

Case of 6 bottles

Varietals: 100% Nerello Mascalese

Vinification/Ageing: Fermentation in steel vats, followed by malolactic and 18 months ageing in large neutral oak barrels; this minimal intervention approach to winemaking allows the differences in terroir to shine.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Description: From their highest cru at 1,000 m (3,330 ft) above sea level. this ancient contrada produces one of volcano's finest, most aromatic wines because of the sandy character that the lava has acquired. 

98 Points - Wine Enthusiast: "Fragrant and loaded with finesse, this gorgeous red stuns with captivating scents of pressed rose, violet, red berry, white pepper as well as whiffs of smoke and balsamic notes. Boasting extreme elegance and intensity, the smooth, delicious palate delivers strawberry jelly, raspberry compote, cinnamon and flinty mineral framed in smooth, silky tannins. Made from some of the highest vineyards on Mount Etna and 100-year-old vines, it's endowed with bright acidity that keeps it superbly balanced. Drink through 2030."

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