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Pietradolce Etna Rosso Vigna Barbagalli DOC 2013 (Sicily, Italy) - [JS 95] [RP 94+] [WS 93] [WE 92]
Pietradolce Etna Rosso Vigna Barbagalli DOC 2013 (Sicily, Italy) - [JS 95] [RP 94+] [WS 93] [WE 92]


 
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Winery: Pietradolce
Varietal: Nerello Mascalese
Region: Etna, Sicily, Italy
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: PIETRADOLCEETNAROSSOBARBAG13-W

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About the Wine:
Classification: DOC
Area of production: Contrada Rampante, Area "Barbagalli", Solicchiata. Northern slopes of Mount Etna.
Altitudine: 900 mt a.s.l.
Grape variety: Nerello Mascalese.
Soil: Stony, light sandy loam.
Growing method: Bush (alberello) pre- phylloxera, 80-100 years old.
Harvest: Second ten days of October.
Aging: Tonneaux and bottle.


Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - James Suckling:

"Love the rich aromas of dried fruits (like dried strawberries). Hints of cedar and sandalwood as well. Full-bodied, layered and tannic with fantastic depth and intensity. Needs two or three years to soften. Beautiful wine. From vines planted on Etna hillsides 80 to 100 years ago! Try in 2020." - (November 22, 2016)

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"Here is one of my favorite Etna overachievers. The 2013 Etna Rosso Vigna Barbagalli was born in a more-challenging vintage here on the volcano, but it sails smoothly through any possible weakness. This is a magnificent expression from Southern Italy. The wine has the mild consistency and light garnet color of a Burgundian Pinot Noir. But the bouquet is anything but understated. It delivers powerful aromas of wild berry, balsam herb, licorice and those distinctive touches of volcano ash. In the mouth, the wine shows smooth and long silkiness. This is a magnificent red wine from Etna. Only 2,500 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (31st Aug 2017)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A firm, tightly knit red, showing good density to the ripe black cherry and raspberry fruit, dried fig flavors and ashy mineral details. Fresh and fragrant, with violet and spice box notes. This should open nicely with air or cellaring. Best from 2019 through 2027. 200 cases made." – AN (Sep 30, 2017)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Made entirely with old Nerello Mascalese vines between 80 and 100-years-old, this has aromas of blue flower, ripe berry, exotic spice and a whiff of French oak. The elegant linear palate delivers red cherry, raspberry, chopped herb and star anise alongside fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity. A mineral note closes the finish. Drink 2018–2025." - Kerin O’Keefe (6/1/2017)


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