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2014 Alta Mora Italy (Other Regional Reds) "Etna Rosso"

Winery: Alta Mora

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Etna Rosso"

Wine Category: Italy (Other Regional Reds)

Grape blend: 100% Nerello Mascalese

Region: Sicily

State or country: Italy

Price: $25

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 18, 2016

Wine Review: This bright red colored wine from Sicily opens with a musty oak and cherry bouquet with a hint of old leather. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a gentle strawberry with notes of light cherry and faint minerality. There is a bit of oak and touch of raspberry in the background. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build up and stick around for a while. This wine is food friendly, but because of the tannins it needs a somewhat fatty meal. I would pair it with an Irish lamb stew with bacon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Ruby red. Aroma: Spicy pepper aromas with black currant and hints of mountain herbs. Taste: Vibrant and velvety with soft tannins.

Organic status: not organic

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