ITEM: 136280

UPC: 013628062015

Gaja

idda etna rosso 2017 750ml

$49.99

IDDA ETNA ROSSO 2017

The first vintage of a new joint venture between world famous Barbaresco producer Angelo Gaja and Alberto Graci of Graci on Etna, who have joined forces to produce wines on the slopes of Mount Etna, Sicily.

Producer tasting notes - "Sweet aromas, like marzipan, sour black cherry and mulberry rise from the glass. The wine shows notes of candied citrus fruits, tomato leaves and oregano. Idda has a clear expression of ripe and sweet fruit on the palate. Remarkably Burgundian in weight and style for a wine from somewhere so completely different."

Production notes - The winter of 2016/2017 was rather cold with lavish rain falls. In February an abundant snow shower brought about 80 cm of snow. There was sustained rainfall throughout March. Nevertheless, the beginning of the growing season in April was characterised by sunny days and the increase of temperatures which led to a spring trend on average. From June onwards, the vintage was dry and very warm reaching peaks of 42° C both in July and August. However, beneficial temperature variation between day and night balanced the growing season and increased the flavour concentration of the berries. Very little rainfall followed and only fell close to the time of harvesting in beneficial quantities.

Blend: 98% Nerello Mascalese, 2% Nerello Cappuccio

Pair this wine alongside chicken, duck, lamb, mild cheeses and/or pork dishes.

Critical Acclaim:

92 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Etna Rosso is almost all Nerello Mascalese with a small 10% part of Nerello Cappuccio that makes for an ideal blending partner. This was a scorching-hot vintage, but Gaia Gaja and Alberto Graci tell me that compact basalt rocky soils make for a unique situation in which vine root systems can find ample humidity underground despite dry and sun-drenched soil at the top level. Dig just under the surface, Gaia Gaja tells me, and the soils are cool and moist. This expression is powerful and bold, with dark fruit and dried cherry followed by crushed white pepper (a result of the Nerello Cappuccio) and lots of resiny spice. The tannins are soft and yielding, and there are subtle waves of hot-vintage aromas that appear mostly as scorched earth and black volcanic stone."

750ML BOTTLE
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