2014 San Lorenzo Etna Rosso from top Etna producer Girolamo Russo. A potent and elegant organic red wine made primarily from Nerello Mascalese grapes grown high on the northern slopes of Mount Etna.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine.|
|Grapes||Nerello Mascalese with small amounts of Nerello Cappuccio.|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The Nerello Mascalese vines for the San Lorenzo red wine grow in the San Lorenzo vineyard located at around 650-780 m. altitude close to the town of Randazzo. The vines which are 80+ years old grow in Etna’s black, mineral-rich volcanic soil.
Colour: Intense ruby red.
Bouquet: Notes of red fruit, flowers, cherries, Morello cherry, herbs, essences and balsamic notes of vanilla and tobacco.
Taste: Smooth with silky tannins, excellent structure, full-body, complex flavours and long finish.
Longevity 15-20 years.