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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Pietradolce Archineri Etna Rosso 2009
Pietradolce Archineri Etna Rosso 2009
(search item no. 119689)
James Suckling rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Perfumes explode from the glass - cherries and caramel char, cinnamon and cranberry - once the bottle is opened. The flavors are at once lush and precise, as every sip gives you the incredible, delectable sensation of biting through the skin and flesh of the ripest summer fruit. Plums, raspberries, orange rinds blend with rose petals, pomegranate jam, even hints of red apples. Nerello captures the harmony of fine Burgundy with the stately grace of Barolo, yet given its volcanic heart, is definitely its own experience.
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About Pietradolce:

Pietradolce was founded in 2005 and is set in Solicchiata, a village in the area of Castiglione di Sicilia on the North East slopes of Etna. They have chosen to plant only vines which are native to Etna, grown for the most part in the traditional form as bushes (alberello). This preference comes from the profound conviction that this is what is required by the land which offers them hospitality. Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Carricante are and will continue to be the main players in their story.

At the heart of their philosophy lies a deep love and respect for the land on which we depend, getting the best from traditional methods while using with wisdom the latest developments in grape growing and wine making without compromising the environment that gives life to their passion.