• Etna Rosato DOC 2019

      Etna Rosato DOC 2019

      Delicate old rose with shimmering reflexes, elegant fragrance with notes of wild strawberries and light currants, in addition to reserved, spicy tones. On the palate with creamy freshness and lively acidity, fine and distinguished. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Tangy and delicious, this bright rosato has delicate scents evoking yellow spring flowers, wild red berries and crushed Mediterranean herbs. The savory, bone-dry palate delivers wild strawberry, juicy sour cherry and citrus before a salty finish. Crisp acidity keeps it balanced." Wine Enthusiast

      "Here I’m finding a seductive yet extroverted bouquet of sweet peaches in cream, exotic spice, and roasted almond. On the palate, the 2019 Graci Etna Rosato takes a leaner stance, as soft textures give way to white orchard fruits with subtle hints of savory herbs and minerals. The finish is long and perfumed, also with a tug of tart citrus that makes the mouth water for another sip. This Nerello Mascalese Rosato is a wine of contrasts, which I find quite appealing." Vinous

      "This has such attractive, fresh strawberry and watermelon with a stony, mineral edge. The palate is delivered with bright, fresh acidity and has a very vivid, succulent and lively attitude." James Suckling

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      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months cement tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      16,90 €
    • Etna Rosato DOC 2020

      Etna Rosato DOC 2020

      Delicate old pink with shimmering reflections, elegant bouquet with notes of wild strawberries and light currants, plus restrained, spicy tones. On the palate with creamy freshness and lively acidity, fine and distinguished. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2020 Etna Rosato impresses with its vibrant bouquet of sweet melon lifted by minty herbs and white smoke. It's silky in texture yet reverberating with zesty citrus and mouthwatering acidity, as mineral-tinged green apple and spices cascade across the senses. The 2020 tapers off tense yet long, presenting a salty flourish under an air of crushed oyster shells. This Nerello Mascalese Rosato gets an official "Wow" in my book." Vinous

      • Vinous:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months cement tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      17,90 €
    • Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Brightly shining cuvée, which smells of fresh fruits and flowers. At the palate flavours of apple, pear and peach flatter, well balanced and balanced. Delicious also the fine-mineral salt note in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A round, light-bodied white, with zippy acidity buoying flavors of kiwifruit, pink grapefruit zest and stone. Fresh and floral." Wine Spectator

      "Elegant and racy, this blend of 70% Carricante and 30% Catarratto offers enticing scents of white spring blossom, white stone fruit and a whiff of exotic fruit. On the focused palate, crisp acidity accompanies yellow apple, Meyer lemon and saline mineral notes alongside the barest hint of fresh bread dough." Wine Enthusiast

      "Super fresh sliced pear and lightly baked apple with chalky notes. The palate has a vivid line of acidity, adding crunch to the bright lemons and green apples." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Carricante, 30% Catarratto
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months cement tank on fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19250119 · 0,75 l · 25,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping9 units available

      18,90 €
    • Etna Rosso DOC 2018

      Etna Rosso DOC 2018

      This archetype of an Etna Rosso presents itself with a lot of grace and beautiful varietal typicity. On the nose, aromas of strawberry and cherry, on the palate a medium-weight fruit, slightly salty hints and spicy nuances in the beautiful final. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2018 Etna Rosso bursts from the glass with sweetly spiced cherries and wild berries nicely contrasted by hints of sage. This is silky and pliant in feel, motivated by juicy acids that further enliven its ripe red and blue fruits. Notes of lavender and purple-tinged inner florals linger long, as the 2018 tapers off to a twang of salty minerality. This zesty and pure Nerello Mascalese is refined completely in concrete. Nicely done." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      18,90 €
    • Etna Bianco DOC 2020

      Etna Bianco DOC 2020

      Brightly shining cuvée that smells of fresh fruit and flowers. On the palate, flavours of apple, pear and peach flatter, well balanced and balanced. Delicious also the fine mineral salt note in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2019 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Carricante, 30% Catarratto
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months cement tank on fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19,90 €
    • Etna Rosso DOC 2019

      Etna Rosso DOC 2019

      This archetype of an Etna Rosso presents itself with a lot of grace and beautiful varietal typicity. On the nose, aromas of strawberry and cherry, on the palate a medium-weight fruit, slightly salty hints and spicy nuances in the beautiful final. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months cement tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19,90 €
    • Bianco Arcurìa Etna DOC 2018

      Bianco Arcurìa Etna DOC 2018

      Fresh white from old vines with invigorating citrus scent and notes of mint, rich of tropical fruits, tight and firm, with elegant mineral note on the palate, with fine cut and high complexity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "There's a lovely, viscous creaminess to the mouthfeel of this refined, light- to medium-bodied white, carrying a detailed range of Asian pear, chopped hazelnut, lime blossom and grapefruit sorbet flavors. It's vibrant and mouthwatering, with a lasting, mineral-driven finish." Wine Spectator

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months cement tank/wood barrel on the fine yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      37,90 €
    • Rosso Arcurìa Etna DOC 2016

      Rosso Arcurìa Etna DOC 2016

      Etna Rosso in light ruby with a fine bouquet of raspberries, herbs and orange peels. Firm, straightforward taste. Mineral notes corresponding to the terroir. Silky tannins and a fresh finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, clear and sparkling ruby red. Open-hearted and inviting nose of ripe wild berries, raspberries and black currants, underlaid with fine flint. Juicy and compact on the palate, spreading on tightly woven tannins, gaining traction and power with each sip, full-bodied and long, yet light-footed and elegant". Falstaff

      "Very pale ruby with some garnet tints. Cherry kernels, dusty spice and some nut, with a savoury chocolate note. Brisk acidity, firm, grainy tannins and a spicy-smoky mid palate that carries through to a long, saline finish. Lots of depth and intensity here, and still quite primary." Jancis Robinson

      "Dried redcurrants, sandalwood and dried spices. The richness and the chewy tannins are certainly attractive and there’s plenty of depth and structure." James Suckling

      "The 2016 Etna Rosso Arcurìa offers tight berry nuances with firm contours of volcanic smoke, tar and licorice that frame its fruity core. Across the appellation, the 2016 vintage tends to show thinner, less imposing wines. This expression from the Arcurìa cru, however, maintains its firmness and focus, while also showing sophisticated aromatic finesse." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      39,90 €37,99 €
    • Rosso Arcurìa Etna DOC 2019

      Rosso Arcurìa Etna DOC 2019

      Etna Rosso in light ruby and with a fine bouquet of raspberries, herbs, orange peel and flint. Firm, straightforward taste. Mineral hints corresponding to the terroir. Silky tannins and a fresh finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      39,90 €
    • "Feudo di Mezzo" Rosso Etna DOC 2016

      “Feudo di Mezzo” Rosso Etna DOC 2016

      Sparkling ruby. Earthy notes, a little truffle, lots of blackberry. Round and smooth in the base and course, opens with fine-meshed tannin, enveloped in sweet enamel, mineral notes in the finale, some black tea and a firm pressure. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby with bright rim. Somewhat reserved nose, smells of pomegranate and beetroot, some raspberry. On the palate, a fine, present tannin, salty, with hints of strawberry and raspberry." Falstaff

      "Alberto Graci is one of the few vintners on Etna who has successfully captured the grace and elegance of a somewhat subdued vintage such as this. The 2016 Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo offers a level of depth and sharpness that leaves me happily surprised. The aromas stand upright and determined with dried cassis and black currant followed by cigar ash and crushed stone. This is a mid-weight red with lasting flavor persistence." Robert Parker

      "The nose is quite ripe, but there’s loads of complexity with dried herbs, leather, cedar, cigar box, ash and tar. Medium to full body, structured and chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      43,90 €39,99 €
    • "Feudo di Mezzo" Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      “Feudo di Mezzo” Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      Sparkling ruby. Earthy notes, some truffle, pomegranate, then lots of blackberry. Round and supple in the attack and course, opens with fine-meshed tannin, coated with sweet melting, mineral-salty hints in the final, raspberry, some black tea and a firm pressure. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Mid ruby with orange tinges. Crushed cherry with hints of exotic spice, wildflowers and iodine hints. Suave red fruit with supple acidity tied together by finely ground tannins. Closes up - indicating there is more to come." Jancis Robinson

      "This red made with 95% Nerello Mascalese and 5% Nerello Cappuccio opens with aromas of mature dark-skinned fruit, pressed violet, scorched soil and camphor notes. Boasting a depth of flavors as well as weightless finesse, the savory, firm palate features juicy morello cherry, black raspberry, star anise, orange zest and licorice. Taut fine-grained tannins give the finish an edge." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      44,90 €
    • "Idda" Etna Rosso DOC 2018

      “Idda” Etna Rosso DOC 2018

      In the beginning, the wines from Etna led a rather shadowy existence; the great potential of the wines, some of which were produced in very small quantities, usually only delighted connoisseurs. Even today, many of the winegrowers are so-called insider tips, as the wines produced in small quantities hardly appear on the international markets, or only in very homeopathic quantities. Like us here at SUPERIORE.DE, however, Angelo Gaja recognised the incomparable elegance and class, the minerality and the purist style of the Nerello and Carricante grape early on and therefore entered into a joint venture with Alberto Graci a few years ago.

      The great prestige and the undisputedly high value of the vineyards, which are up to 100 years old and parcelled out in small sections at an altitude of up to 1,000 m, then led to the purchase of land on the southwest side of the volcano, and in 2017 they came onto the market with the debut vintage. The project is called "Idda" - the local name of the Etna volcano, which the locals thus assign a distinctly feminine character. Idda Rosso 2018 is now the second vintage from complex, iron- and copper-rich soils at 630 to 820 m above sea level. Incidentally, these are - how could it be otherwise - among the oldest in the still young Etna DOC region.

      Typical ruby red with a matt sheen. Well defined and clean on the nose, with notes of cherry, small, mostly red fruits and a subtle, delicate spiciness. Fresh in the mouth, stretches wide and finishes with a spicy note and considerable length. The tannins, very well extracted, finely caress the palate. A wine full of elegance and harmony, pronounced terroir typicity and with a clearly recognisable ageing potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Offering spice, depth and good definition, the Idda 2018 Etna Rosso was born in a challenging vintage. Summer hailstorms damaged much of the yields and meant that fruit management was completed manually and with extra care, cluster by cluster, to make sure only the best bunches remained on the vines. That hard work paid off to produce a delicate, almost subdued expression from powerful Etna in which more attention is given to the soft fruit and berry nuances. The wine sports a fresh and fruit-forward style with streamlined fruit weight and an almost ethereal personality. Spice, tar and resin fill in the rear." Robert Parker

      "2018 was a cooler, wetter vintage but in this, IDDA's second vintage, you can feel there is more density to the tannins and more concentration on the palate. The tannins are a little awkward and jagged but nevertheless there are some very pretty, plump ripe cherry, flint and mineral notes. It has a gentle, rounded texture with a lingering, mouth-wateringly fresh finish." Decanter

      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months concrete tank/50hl oak-wood barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19252918 · 0,75 l · 61,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      45,90 €
    • "Idda" Etna Rosso DOC 2019

      “Idda” Etna Rosso DOC 2019

      In the beginning, the wines from Etna led a rather shadowy existence; the great potential of the wines, some of which were produced in very small quantities, usually only delighted connoisseurs. Even today, many of the winegrowers are so-called insider tips, as the wines produced in small quantities hardly appear on the international markets, or only in very homeopathic quantities. Like us here at SUPERIORE.DE, however, Angelo Gaja recognised the incomparable elegance and class, the minerality and the purist style of the Nerello and Carricante grape early on and therefore entered into a joint venture with Alberto Graci a few years ago.

      The great prestige and the undisputedly high value of the vineyards, which are up to 100 years old and parcelled out in small sections at an altitude of up to 1,000 m, then led to the purchase of land on the southwest side of the volcano, and in 2017 they came onto the market with the debut vintage. The project is called "Idda" - the local name of the Etna volcano, which the locals thus assign a distinctly feminine character. Idda Rosso 2018 is now the second vintage from complex, iron- and copper-rich soils at 630 to 820 m above sea level. Incidentally, these are - how could it be otherwise - among the oldest in the still young Etna DOC region.

      Typical ruby red with a matt sheen. Well defined and clean on the nose, with notes of cherry, small, mostly red fruits and a subtle, delicate spiciness. Fresh in the mouth, stretches wide and finishes with a spicy note and considerable length. The tannins, very well extracted, finely caress the palate. A wine full of elegance and harmony, pronounced terroir typicity and with a clearly recognisable ageing potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, luminous ruby red. A little reserved on the nose, earthy-mineral touch, cherry fruit, dried orange. On the palate with juicy tannin, clear fruit and great course, radiant core, currently still shows itself young." Falstaff

      "The Idda 2019 Etna Rosso shows depth, length and everything in between. This 2019 vintage benefits from a long and slow growing season, just what the native red grapes of Etna prefer. The spring season saw a lot of rain for ample water reserves, and the weather then transitioned to a dry but not too hot summer season. The late harvest helped to develop structure and linearity in the wine that you taste, thanks to bright fruit nuances of blackberry, plum and a touch of candied orange peel. The wine is light, vertical and otherwise void of any residual heaviness. It finishes with pretty accents of toasted nut and earthy terracotta." Robert Parker

      "The 2019 IDDA rosso has taken a big step forward in quality. The tannins are so much more refined. According to Gaia Gaja, they increased the percentage of whole bunches used in the fermentation from 30% to 50%. At the moment, creamy new oak and soft vanilla dominate but it is still very young. Cream and ripe cherry fruit integrate softly on palate with herb and medicinal notes adding intrigue." Decanter

      "This is really beautifully rich and opulent with aromas of ripe fruit, caramel and chocolate brioche. Some earth, too. Medium-to full-bodied with soft, integrated tannins that give a cashmere mouth feel. It's fresh and very long with gorgeous texture and a delicious finish." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Decanter :94 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months concrete tank/50hl oak-wood barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 26,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,47
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2031+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      45,90 €
    • "Idda" Bianco Sicilia DOC 2020

      “Idda” Bianco Sicilia DOC 2020

      In the beginning, the wines from Etna led a rather shadowy existence; the great potential of the wines, some of which were produced in very small quantities, usually only delighted connoisseurs. Even today, many of the winegrowers are so-called insider tips, as the wines produced in small quantities hardly appear on the international markets, or only in very homeopathic quantities. Like us here at SUPERIORE.DE, however, Angelo Gaja recognised the incomparable elegance and class, the minerality and the purist style of the Nerello and Carricante grape early on and therefore entered into a joint venture with Alberto Graci a few years ago.

      The great prestige and the undeniably high value of the vineyards, which are up to 100 years old and parcelled out in small sections at an altitude of up to 1,000 m, then led to the purchase of land on the south-west side of the volcano, and in 2017/2019 they came onto the market with the red/white debut vintage. The project is called "Idda" - the local name of the Etna volcano, which the locals thus assign a distinctly female character. Idda Biancio 2020 is now the second vintage from complex, iron- and copper-rich soils at 630 to 820 m above sea level. Incidentally, these are - how could it be otherwise - among the oldest in the still young Etna DOC region.

      What we spontaneously like about the Idda Bianco is the authentic Sicilian character of its cheerful bouquet. This delightful Carricante-based white opens with cedar, citrus, orange peel and cherries. The fruit is never heavy, instead offering elegant aromatic intensity followed by pistachio and perhaps a hint of wild fennel. The volcanic identity of the wine is on full display with ashy and salty mineral hints. Our unqualified enthusiasm for its creamy texture, length and energy! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright straw yellow with silver reflections. Fragrant and inviting nose of juicy lemons, grapefruit, orange blossom, reverberating with subtle hints of flint. On the palate very juicy with a fruity core, tautens up great, slightly floral, nice aroma spectrum with great length and harmony." Falstaff

      "Sliced pear and lemon with hints of pumice and white pepper that follow through to a full body with a tangy palate of Sicilian-lemon and pear character. A joint production from Graci and Gaja. Minerally and flavorful." James Suckling

      "The 2020 includes 5ha of newly planted Carricante vines and it really makes a difference. It's as if the wine has come into sharp focus. It is vibrant, intense and precise. Aromas of cream, waxy lemon rind, smoke and struck matches are followed by lively, zingy Sicilian lemon flavours and white flowers enveloped in a gentle, creamy texture. Lively, invigorating and caressing at the same time." Decanter

      "Hitting the market now, the 2020 Sicilia Bianco can perhaps be described as more Mediterranean in character next to the previous 2019 vintage (also tasted in this mini vertical) that appears more flamboyantly Sicilian in personality. This wine offers a greater level of depth and grace, and the inner complexity is also a far step above the other two releases. The main reason for this noticeable change is the increased presence of Belpasso fruit. This is one of three vineyard sites on Etna farmed by this formidable Gaja and Graci team, and it's the vineyard that shows the most promise, especially with regards to age-worthy whites. This bottle should hold up to the 10-year mark. Seeing partial malolactic fermentation, this wine is very specific to Carricante, with tangy citrus notes and orchard fruit followed by Mediterranean shrub oak and salty marine breeze. It is tonic, sharp and "electric" (a descriptor I eagerly borrow from Alberto Graci). This wine makes the argument that Carricante IS the vinous protagonist of Etna." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93+ points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 8 months concrete tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,96 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19250320 · 0,75 l · 63,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      47,90 €
    • "Sopra il Pozzo" Rosso Arcurìa Etna DOC 2015

      “Sopra il Pozzo” Rosso Arcurìa Etna DOC 2015

      Graci's new growth Sopra il Pozzo is a "selection from selection" and comes from the vineyard of Arcurìa. It is the red archetype of an Etna Rosso, a Nerello Cru with the unique DNA of the volcanic-stony terroir. Light ruby with orange reflexes, in the nose candied fruits, cooling firewood, some anise and herbs. On the palate it is silky without being smooth, its subtle wood and delicate acid wire harmonize perfectly with the flanking tannin to an unforgettable mineral and salty finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Medium-bright, warm red; mature-peppery, arouses curiosity; peppery-maturing, certain fullness, fine astringency." Merum

      "Bright garnet red with a fine shimmer. Emphasizes fragrant nose, of rhubarb, pomegranate and raspberry. Bright on the palate, it shows a lot of present fruit, especially pomegranate and raspberry, then opens up with dense, pithy tannin, firm pressure and long final, in the final accentuated salty notes". Falstaff

      "Pale ruby-garnet. Ripe, scented maraschino cherry, with hazelnut and subtle smoky complexity. Sweet-savoury, flinty cherry palate fruit, with sandy, firm tannic structure and quite bright acidity. Long, smoky-spicy finish. Power over elegance." Jancis Robinson

      "This was the first vintage of an outstanding parcel within Arcuria that henceforth is bottled separately. For all the excellence of the regular 2015, this is different, with richer raspberry aromas and greater aromatic weight. It's very elegant and silky, highly concentrated with fine acidity. It's more skeletal now than the regular wine: taut, lingering and very long." Decanter

      "This is a new wine from Alberto Graci with fruit sourced from the part of his vineyard holding located "above the well" in the Contrada Arcuria not too far from the Graci winery. The beautiful 2015 Etna Rosso Arcurìa Sopra il Pozzo pours from the bottle with medium intensity and mild ruby intensity. You might mistake this wine for a Pinot Noir or Nebbiolo if you were to judge by appearance alone. However, the bouquet shows that strong volcanic character that is unmistakable in the red wines from Etna; wild berries, blue flowers, red currant, licorice, mountain herbs and crushed stone all play leading roles on the bouquet." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Decanter :94 points
      • Merum:
      • Falstaff:96 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19252615 · 0,75 l · 159,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      119,90 €
    • "Sopra il Pozzo" Rosso Arcurìa Etna DOC 2016

      “Sopra il Pozzo” Rosso Arcurìa Etna DOC 2016

      Graci's second vintage Sopra il Pozzo is a "selection from selection" and comes from the Arcurìa vineyard. It is the red archetype of an Etna Rosso, a Nerello cru with the clear DNA of the volcanic-stony terroir. Pale ruby with orange highlights, the nose has candied fruit, cooling firewood, some anise and herbs. The palate is silky without being slippery, its subtle wood and delicate acid wire harmonizing perfectly with the flanking tannin into an unforgettable mineral-salty finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A refined red, drawing you into the glass with delicate notes of cardamom and tea rose, aromatic accents to the flavors of wild strawberry, iron, espresso bean and dried fig that ripple on the lightly plush palate. Take your time with this, and let the flavors expand with each sip, through to the lightly chewy, lingering finish." Wine Spectator

      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19252616 · 0,75 l · 159,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping9 units available

      119,90 €
    • "Sopra il Pozzo" Rosso Arcurìa Etna DOC 2016 <br> 3 Bottles in OWC

      “Sopra il Pozzo” Rosso Arcurìa Etna DOC 2016 · 3 Bottles in OWC

      Graci's second vintage Sopra il Pozzo is a "selection from selection" and comes from the Arcurìa vineyard. It is the red archetype of an Etna Rosso, a Nerello cru with the clear DNA of the volcanic-stony terroir. Pale ruby with orange highlights, the nose has candied fruit, cooling firewood, some anise and herbs. The palate is silky without being slippery, its subtle wood and delicate acid wire harmonizing perfectly with the flanking tannin into an unforgettable mineral-salty finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A refined red, drawing you into the glass with delicate notes of cardamom and tea rose, aromatic accents to the flavors of wild strawberry, iron, espresso bean and dried fig that ripple on the lightly plush palate. Take your time with this, and let the flavors expand with each sip, through to the lightly chewy, lingering finish." Wine Spectator

      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19252816 · 2,25 l · 164,31 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      369,70 €
    About the winemakersAlberto GraciSicily
    Alberto Graci

    The stories behind some Italian wineries sound like a storyboard for a movie. The one by Alberto Graci would also be a script. Son from a Sicilian farmer's family studies in Rome, becomes a successful investment banker in Milan at a young age. The death of his grandfather changes his steep career. He returns and becomes a winegrower. Great story.

    We add: Already the grandfather cultivated wine. However, in the interior of the country, where at that time mass was produced, the grapes were sold to the cooperative and thus the rest of the mixed agriculture was only supported, one could not make a living from viticulture.

    Alberto Graci came back in 2004. At that time there was hardly any viticulture on Etna. No ten brave pioneers like Benanti, Marco de Gracia or Frank Cornelissen believed in the wines from the volcano. But Alberto Graci was also fascinated. He was able to sell his grandfather's land and invested in vineyards on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. A Sicilian is more likely to sell a Sicilian to a Sicilian than to a cross-entry from the mainland or even from abroad. So he managed to buy some very old, partly semi-decay, but first-class sites. And unlike many of the "new" Vintners on Etna, who were often only able to acquire tiny plots, Alberto Graci succeeded in acquiring larger contiguous areas.

    Unlike "crus" or "single vineyards"as sites worldwide are often called, such lands are called here "Contrada". Because, as Alberto points out, "here at Etna it is not only the soil and microclimate that change every few hectares, but also the difference in altitude and the specific lava flow, i.e. from which eruption the lava originates as subsoil. That could be a few hundred years, or even just the last big eruption in 1981 that changed the north flank here."

    The Contrada Arcuria covers 25 hectares, one of the largest vineyards in the region, with 18 hectares of wine in production, more than 15 of which is Nerello Mascalese, the rest is planted with Carricante and Catarratto, from which fine, elegant white wines are produced. The younger vines are planted in rows of about 2 metres at a distance of 80 centimetres, resulting in a stock density of over 6,300 vines per hectare. The older plants are laid out in Alberello tree nursery, where each floor has a radius of about one metre, which results in an amazing 10,000 plants per hectare. However, at well over 650m above sea level and with an extremely low yield.

    A few years ago, in the famous Contrada Feudo di Mezzo near Passopisciaro, Graci was able to buy an 80-year-old wild vineyard with Alberello vines, surrounded by chestnuts and olive trees.

    His pride and joy, however, is a vineyard at over a thousand metres above sea level, the Contrada Barbabecchi above the village of Solicchiata. Vines over a hundred years old, many of them still rootless, "because the phylloxera didn't dare to climb the mountain so high." Alberto Graci says with a smile. This vineyard must be seen. Less than 30 km away as the crow flies, the sea in the north near Taormina and also in the southeast. Behind it towering high and mostly snow-covered, the eternally smoking crater. In the steep, terraced vineyard there are small trees where very few small grapes grow which are harvested in November. Only about 1,000 kilos per hectare. Without any chemical treatment, pure nature. A mad handicraft, because here - as with a mixed sentence - in some parts also white wine varieties and other autochthonous red wine varieties grow, some of them even still unknown, they are selected separately and come into the extremely exciting Etna Rosato. In the middle of it also chestnuts and olive trees, lots of bushes with forest berries and lots of herbs. It all adds up to one "own air". Perhaps that is why the wine from up here is so wonderfully elegant and spicy.

    The latest project will be the "always curious" Alberto Graci with another "curiosity nose" with Angelo Gaja, a Piedmont top winegrower, and his daughter Gaia Gaja. In the southwest of Etna, Gaja and Graci have acquired about 20 hectares of land, which is said to have produced excellent wines in the 19th century. "We are much more interested in revitalizing the region than in marketing." Graci says and continues: "Everyone who comes on Etna falls in love with it. Angelo on Etna is like a volcano on a volcano.” Anyway, we are already very curious. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2004
    • Owner: Alberto Graci
    • Oenologist: Alberto Graci and Emiliano Falsini
    • Annual production: approx. 90,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 25 hectares
    • Biologically certified cultivation