2017 Contrada Villagrande Etna Rosso, Barone di Villagrande, Sicily

Wow. What purity and focus, and also such silky tannins. This is a brilliant red. Notes of pomegranate and rose petal, and lots of blood orange add to the core of red fruit. The tannins are talc-like, and there’s such focus on the palate. This is outstanding.

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£41.08
Case, 6 Bottles
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£246.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOC - Denominazione di Origine Controllata
2017 Contrada Villagrande Etna Rosso, Barone di Villagrande, Sicily
Barone di Villagrande

Situated to the east of Mount Etna, the Nicolosi family have farmed these lands since the 17th century, with Don Carmelo Nicolosi named Baron of Villagrande by Emperor Charles VI of Augsburg in 1727. So they’ve been making Etna wines since long before it became cool. And when Etna was made a DOC in 1968, descendant Carlo Nicolosi Asmundo was key in seeing it through. This is as historic as Etna gets. Now it’s Marco at the helm, and the wines are some of the most complex, charming and expressive wines from anywhere in Italy.

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