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2020 Passorosso Etna Rosso DOC 1.5L

Case of 3 bottles

Varietals: 100% Nerello Mascalese

Vinification/Ageing: Alcoholic fermentation for 15 days in steel vats; malolactic fermentation in large oak barrels.  10 months ageing in large oak barrels and cement, with an additional 6 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Description: Strong in body, powerful in structure, with notes of ripe red fruits, blood orange, pomegranate, and camphor. Their flagship wine from ancient vines between 80-110 years old. 2018 was one of the rainiest and most tropical vintages we’ve seen on Etna in the last eight years, and the wines of this year will be varietally correct, linear, with a pronounced acidity, with the long-lived characteristics that define the finer vintage on Etna.

Vinous, 93 points, reviewed by Eric Guido

Simon Staffler, Falstaff, 91 points, reviewed by Othmar Kiem

Robertparker.com, 91points, reviewed by Monica Larner

Visit this wine producer's website to learn more: www.vinifranchetti.com