Masseria del Pino, Etna Rosso 'I Nove Fratelli'
Cesare and Federica's Etna Rosso, sourced from 120 to 140(!) year-old organically-grown vines at 800m altitude, embodies the extraordinary volcanic terroir of the region. After destemming, the grapes are gently trodden by foot in traditional vats made of volcanic basalt, after which an open-air fermentation begins. Following this, the wine is transferred into one 300l and five 600l barrels for a total of 16 months. In the glass it has a dark ruby hue, and presents earthy and mineral notes on the nose, reminiscent of wet earth and minerality, leading into an aromatic profile marked by red fruits such as raspberry and cranberry. On the palate it has a medium to full body, with a pleasing tannic grip undercut by a refreshing acidity, and flavours of black cherry, balsamic spices, and a subtle hint of tar - reminiscent of a young Barolo. It has a long finish, bringing back the initial earthy and mineral essence, and leaves a lasting impression.
Origin: Sicily, Italy
Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese 90%, Nerello Capuccio 10%
Food pairings: Mushrooms, Pasta, Tomato Sauces, Grilled Meat, Hard Cheeses
Bottle size: 75cl
Delivery Local delivery (E17, E10 postcodes): Free Available for deliveries within London E17, E10 postcodes only. Next day service* (*subject to availability)
Click & Collect: Free Place your order online, then pop by to our shop (149 Forest Rd, E17) during our opening hours to pick up your bottles. We will contact you as soon as your order is ready.
Standard Delivery: £8.95 Free over £70 (£8.95 standard charge) Next day service, we dispatch parcels Mon - Fri with DHL couriers. All orders placed until midnight will be dispatched next working day on next day service.
Returns: If you are unsatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase within 30 days. Free to store, if not possible, the buyer is responsible for return shipping and may ship back the item using the carrier of their choice.