2019 Passorosso Etna Rosso DOC

Case of 6 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.

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.

92 Points, Vinous: "Roses and cherries galore waft up from the 2019 Passorosso with ease. This is silky-smooth and cool-toned in feel, mixing juicy acidity with a pleasant inner sweetness that creates a seductively vibrant yet fruit-forward expression. The 2019 cleans up beautifully, leaving a coating of round tannins that create a classically dry feel, as hints of spiced citrus and hard red candies slowly fade. The pleasure factor is turned up high here, and the balance is on point."
 

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http://www.vinifranchetti.com/passopisciaro/

Formerly called 'Passopisciaro'