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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Scilio Etna Rosso 2009
Scilio Etna Rosso 2009
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $17.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A juicy, effortlessly pleasing red from the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, unquestionably one of the hottest wine regions in Italy today. A gorgeous blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Mantellato, two of Sicily's native grapes that are found nowhere else in the world. Nerello blends the elegant aromas of Piedmontese Barolo with the spicy, complex soul of Burgundian Pinot Noir -- and then takes it to a whole new level. This is the perfect red for autumn dishes, homemade ragu or simple grilled meats. Juicy, persistent and not a sharp angle in sight.
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About Scilio:

For the last five generations, members of the Scilio family have continued to cultivate their vineyards on Sicily’s famous volcano "ETNA", producing high quality wines. Wines that appeal to persons that appreciate and enjoy the good things of life, that follow their hearts desire, but nonetheless expect excellence.

The grapes we grow in Valle Galfina are the product of both the older vines and the more recent replanted vineyards that in harmony lie on Etna's unique and fertile "terroir" on the north-eastern slopes of the volcano. 1815 is the date hewn on the lava stone built cellar and commemorates the first grape harvest of the estate. Since then year after year, each generation has respected the traditional attention and passion that is the life and soul of their dedication to producing wines, nevertheless always keeping an eye to the future. The result are wines with a strong personality, a inebriating reflection of our volcanic terroir, appreciated the world over for the balance and elegance that makes them unique.