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2014 Benanti Etna Rosso Rovittello 750mL

Sku 216566
  • Country Italy
  • Producer Guiseppe Benanti
  • Size 750 Ml
  • Varietal Nerello Mascalese
  • Vintage 2014
  • Wine Type Red
  • Product Wine Imported
$66.00
$66.00
Buyer Review
  1. Geoff Pattison
    The Benanti brothers are doing an amazing job running their family’s pioneering Etna winery. The 2014 vintage was magical in Etna and this stunning 95+ point Rovittello is undoubtedly one of the very top wines of the vintage. Benanti’s Serra della Contessa is usually the star of their lineup, but in 2014, the reasonably priced Rovittello takes the crown. It’s as powerful and regal as Nerello Mascalese gets, think of this as Sicily’s version of Nebbiolo, silky, elegant and aromatic with a vein of volcanic minerality running through it all. This might be the most impressive release from Etna this year, don’t miss it
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  • 95+ Vinous Notes

    Deep vivid red. Brooding aromas and flavors hint at pencil shavings, red currant jelly, red cherry nectar, yellow flowers, coffee and herbs. Dense and tactile but also very fruity in the mouth, expressing a noteworthy steely quality. In fact, much more steely than the 2014 Serra della Contessa, and so less immediately juicy/fruity but rather more taut and classically austere at this present time of development. Ought to age splendidly. From very old vines grown at 750 meters above sea level on the northern slopes of Etna. -Ian D'Agata, Vinous

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