Colour:pale ruby with mahogany hues
Nose: penetrating bouquet, rich ripe fruit and spice
Flavour: structured, full and complex, with rich tannic feel
Food matches: meat, seasoned cheese
"The 2011 Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana is light in color but masculine in personality. It-s a tight, nervous wine that needs more time to evolve in the cellar. Pretty fruit tones of wild berry and cassis set the stage, leaving ample room for nuanced mineral expressions. The tannins are tight, but polished and should become finer with age. "
The Wine Advocate
"Aromas of dried fruits and smoked meats follow through to a full body, round tannins and a long, soft-textured finish. Beautifully velvety mouthfeel. Delicious now but better in 2014"
"Open-knit and fresh, with crushed cherry, sandalwood and grilled herb notes framed by polished tannins that push through on the aromatic finish. Drink now through 2021. 750 cases made."
"Bright red. Pungent red berry, flint and floral aromas on the perfumed nose. Then much sweeter and richer on the palate, with smooth red cherry and spice (cardamom, cinnamon, white pepper) flavors. Full and long, with a strong mineral quality."
International Wine Cellar