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Valenti "Puritani" Etna Rosso 2012 (Sicily, Italy) - [RP 90] [WS 90]
Valenti "Puritani'" Etna Rosso 2012 (Sicily, Italy) - [RP 90] [WS 90]


 


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Retail Price: $35.00
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Winery: Valenti
Varietal: 100% Nerello Mascalese
Region: Sicily, Italy
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: VALENTIPURITANIROSSO12-W

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Tasting Notes:
Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are two varieties that originated on the island of Sicily. Nerello Mascalese takes its name from the Mascari plain in Catania. DOC Etna Rosso is considered the finest example of wine made from this grape due to the protracted ripening season from high altitude vineyards.

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Showing a dark ruby appearance, the 2012 Etna Rosso Puritani embraces a traditional side of Etna winemaking. The nose is likable and bright but I really must underline how rich and seductive the color is. There are some quirky impurities on the bouquet and maybe a touch of volatile acidity with soapy floral aromas and apple skin. Those aromas lift to reveal dark berry, dusty mineral tones and light spice. The tannins show a slightly gritty texture. Puritani is aged in large oak casks and fruit is sourced from the Guardiola Contrada with vines that are to 80-years-old. " - Monica Larner (Sep 20150

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Finely knit and juicy, with smoke and loamy earth notes underscoring the flavors of baked cherry, woodsy spice, fig cake and singed orange peel. An elegant, silky red, with a grippy finish. Drink now through 2025. 50 cases imported." - AN (Feb 2016)

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