Tornatore Etna Rosso 2018
Tornatore sits at about 1,000 metres above sea level on the north side of Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. This risky spot has been traced back through the Tornatore family to 1865, which begs the question, why take the high risk of growing grapes on an active volcano? The soil's unique character comes from the deteriorated lava, ash and stones from previous volcanic eruptions and the mild climate and persistent rainfall. The combination of soil, weather, and the winemakers' skill have made the northern slope of Etna an ideal area for the production of high-quality wines.
Made with that native varietal that is Nerello Mascalese and just a hint of Nerello Cappuccio, this medium-bodied wine has a cocktail of different cherry aromas on the nose: morello, black, maraschino, and bing tossed together in a mishmash of freshly dried bay leaves, chive, fenugreek, oregano and sage. The finish has an elegant note of lemon, thyme and cinnamon.
Get this wine if you need a classy support beverage for a casual poker night or a deliciously messy meatball sub.