Girolamo Russo 'a Rina' Etna Rosso 2018



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A Sicilian red made with natural yeasts, this wine is not fined or filtered. Made from all organically grown grapes, 94% of which are Nerello Mascalese, with Nerello Cappucio comprising the final 6%. The winemaker, Giuseppe, is a true family man. Being native to the area, he started the vineyard in 2005 in honour of his father Girolamo, and to this day still works the vineyards and vinifies the wines himself. 

(2015 Vintage) Girolamo Russo’s “A Rina” is a spectacular wine that stands apart as a wine that over-delivers in every way. Expect lots of finesse with ample notes of cherry and plum. Nice undertones of leather, tobacco and spice give this wine added intrigue. A little rustic, and yet, pure elegance. Depth and flavour of fruit abound, with an ashy minerality that is a signature trait of wines originating from around the famous Mount Etna. Velvety tannins and fresh acidity come together to make this wine a pleasure to drink. 94 points - James Suckling

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