2015 Firriato Le Sabbie Dell’Etna Etna Rosso

Etna Rosso that mixes dark with light

2015 Firriato Le Sabbie Dell’Etna Etna Rosso
This wine derives from Mt. Etna plantations of head trained Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Capuccio. It’s a light red color, limpid and vibrant like garnet, with a fragrance of strawberries and fresh raspberries plus dark stain of earth and spice and a smattering of herbs like wild thyme and cypress. The body is spicy, too, with firm acidity and a vein of minerals.

A juicy, refreshing Etna Rosso, good with seafood, poultry, pork, firm and aged cheeses. Try it with grilled meats rubbed with brushy herbs (sage, thyme, rosemary, lavender, juniper). I also want it with oven-roasted tomatoes, pizza, baked pastas, or calzone.

13.5% abv (sample)

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