Lovely bright dark red color. Slightly reticent aromas of red cherry, rosehip, raspberry and minerals. Then lively and balanced, with juicy red berry and sweet spice flavors. Finishes with bright acidity and rising but polished tannins. An outstanding Etna Rosso; not the last word in concentration or complexity but grows on you on the finish. A blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio that clocks in at a well balanced 13% alcohol.
91 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (September 2017)
The 2015 Etna Rosso is a traditional blend of 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio. Thanks to this blend, the color intensity of the wine shows a deeper ruby color. This is a streamlined and elegant wine with wild berry aromas, anise seed, dark mineral and crushed flint. The finish is slightly salty and the tannins are snappy and firm. Fruit is sourced from three sides of the volcano (the northern, southeast and southwest slopes) from parcels that range from 450 to 900 meters above sea level.
89 points, Monica Larner, Vinous (September 2017)
The colour is light red/purple, the bouquet earthy, slightly peppery, very savoury and non-fruity. It's light, lean and slightly bony in the mouth: nervy. Light tannins; very good line, subtlety and restraint. Moderate length. A good pizza wine, from a lighter year. (An 80:20 blend, some second-use barriques used).
88 points, Huon Hooke (March 2018)