• Etna Rosato DOC 2019

      Etna Rosato DOC 2019

      Giuseppe Russo gives us just 5,000 bottles of this extremely elegant Rosato every year. Fine, complex aromas of red fruits and mineral rock in a youthfully fresh bouquet. The energetic and very precise impressions on the palate correspond beautifully with the fragrance. Delicate melting, fine minerality, harmonious and long. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 5 months stainless steel tank
      • 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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      19,40 €
    • "à Rina" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      ”à Rina” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      Enchanting Etna Rosso with a balsamic spicy bouquet and a well-balanced, yet very characterful, juicy, long taste. Fine fruit, good acidity, firm tannin. Perfectly reproduces the terroir. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Underbrush, woodland berries and balsamic whiffs of eucalyptus lift out of the glass. Juicy and accessible, the smooth, full-bodied palate doles out succulent Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry and star anise alongside lithe tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "Another rich, layered Etna red with dark berries, chocolate with some hazelnut and a pleasant bitterness. Medium body. Juicy fruit. Flavorful finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Slow Wine:slow vino
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months 40/60 oak barrel / cement tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      25,25 €
    • "Nerina" Bianco Etna DOC 2018

      “Nerina” Bianco Etna DOC 2018

      Multilayered aroma profile of dried apple, pear, chamomile, exotic fruits and ash. On the palate full of grace, dry, fruity and intense, a delicate acidity and fine minerality lend freshness. Very elegant and attractive white wine from Etna with good potential and never-ending experience factor: every sip opens up new facets of this very special wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2018 Etna Bianca Nerina is subdued at first, but then it leads to a linear and sharp bouquet that features lemon zest, pear, white peach and crushed stone. The wine offers all the components necessary to peg it to the volcanic soils of Etna, and this is something Beppe Russo achieves with pinpoint precision. This vintage shows slightly, just a hair, less depth than some of its predecessors, but a near to medium-term drinking cycle and a grilled filet of striped bass will do it justice." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months stainless steel tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Nerina" Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      “Nerina” Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      Complex aroma profile of dried apple, pear, chamomile, exotic fruits and ash. On the palate full of grace, dry, fruity and intense, a delicate acidity and the fine minerality give freshness. Very elegant and attractive white wine from Etna with good potential and never-ending experience factor: every sip opens new facets of this very special wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months stainless steel tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

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      33,05 €
    • "Feudo" Rosso Etna DOC 2014

      “Feudo” Rosso Etna DOC 2014

      Feudo, in bright colours, shows lively aromas of raspberry, mint, minerals and flowers, which continue on the palate full of energy. This richness, harmony and freshness also accompany the almost endless finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, brightening ruby garnet. Fragrant, multi-layered nose of saffron, raspberry drops and cinchona bark. On the palate a great game, salty, dense, fine-meshed tannin, in the back sweet enamel, which envelops the tannin wonderfully." Falstaff

      "Bright ruby-red. Refined raspberry and red cherry on the nose, joined by quinine and floral notes that build with air. Fresh red berry and smoked beef flavors are given an exotic touch by an element of orange zest. Closes with a meaty tactile quality, gentle tannic grip and lingering violet nuances." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "The nose here is very vivid with cherries, ginger and Provençal herbs. The palate is really flavorful and delicious, showcasing blueberry flavors and a creamy minerally edge to boot. Beautiful wine from Girolamo Russo's top contrada." James Suckling

      "Mid ruby with orange tinges. A little deeper and richer on the nose than the Feudo di Mezzo. Same elegant palate weight and style with lots of finely chiselled tannins. Impossible to say which of the two is superior, but this has captivating purity and gorgeous, grainy tannins." Jancis Robinson

      "Showing vibrant color saturation, the 2014 Etna Rosso Feudo is the most conventional and contemporary of Giuseppe Russo's single-vineyard red wines in this fabulous vintage. It earns high marks for this reason. This classic Etna red shows dark-fruit aromas of prune, plum and pressed blackberry. Dark mineral notes with grilled herb and pressed flower fill in at the rear. It offers the quality you should expect of a wine of this important pedigree." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 40/60 Oak barrel/cement tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      38,89 €
    • "Feudo" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      “Feudo” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      Feudo - in brilliant ruby garnet - shows lively aromas of raspberry, mint, minerals and flowers, which continue on the palate full of energy. This richness, harmony and freshness also accompany the almost endless finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Cask sample. Just mid crimson. Deep, aromatic raspberry fruit with hints of stalks. Sweet, intense raspberry fruit palate wrapped up in powdery tannins. Elegantly built but at the same time lots of concentration." Jancis Robinson

      "I love the spice and tangy fruit you get in the 2017 Etna Rosso Feudo, which is spicier and more exotic in character compared to past vintages. The effect is lovely, because the wine is well balanced by very crisp, crunchy wild berry fruit. This is one of the most beautiful, delicate and yet fragile expressions you can get from Etna. The wine is brimming with finesse and elegance. I tasted it right after opening the bottle and again about 24 hours later, and its evolution is impressive and multifaceted, adding more complexity and intensity the longer the wine is in the glass." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Jancis Robinson:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 40/60 oak barrel / cement tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "San Lorenzo" Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      “San Lorenzo” Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      Giuseppe Russo cultivates part of the 12 hectares of San Lorenzo vineyards at an altitude of about 750 metres on the slopes of Etna near Randazzo. The lava flows of recent decades have created a porous soil here, rich in volcanic rock, which provides excellent drainage.

      Just 1,200 bottles were filled from this first vintage. The more than 80 year old vines deliver an extremely low yield, the more complex and multi-layered is the present result. Fine saltiness, light stone fruit and a well-dosed extract sweetness flow from the glass. On the palate a good structure, the play of acids and the noticeable minerality support the subtle aromas of white peach and grapefruit. In the finish then smoky and with a nice salty note. It is best at 12°, and in a few years it will be even better! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 90% Carricante, 10% Catarratto And Grecanico
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "San Lorenzo" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      “San Lorenzo” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      Giuseppe Russo cultivates part of the 12 hectares of San Lorenzo vineyards at an altitude of about 750 metres on the slopes of Etna near Randazzo. The lava flows of recent decades have created a porous soil here, rich in volcanic rock, which provides excellent drainage.

      San Lorenzo, named after the Roman deacon and martyr, boasts irresistible aromas of red cherry, marzipan, quinine, blood orange and mineral stones. Excellently nuanced on the palate with polished tannins, remarkable length and great elegance. San Lorenzo from Etna - a confession and one of many examples that the red wines from Etna can compete with the finely elegant representatives of Nebbiolo. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Cask sample. Just mid crimson. Minerally raspberry with iron hints and notes of orange skin. Concentrated yet really fine and with bags of powdery tannins that never overpower the fruit. Very long and poised. A real cru." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2017 Etna Rosso San Lorenzo is beautifully balanced and bright. Indeed, San Lorenzo is often my favorite single-vineyard expression from Beppe Russo, although I preferred some of the other expressions in this unique vintage. The wine shows elegance and purity, all clearly within the context of a warm growing season that produced overripe aromas in many of the red wines made on Etna. This expression holds back in terms of that overt ripeness, stopping cautiously at black fruit, sweet spice and volcanic ash. Pull this one out for a grilled veal or pork dinner." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 40/60 oak barrel / cement tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      51,57 €
    • "Calderara Sottana" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      “Calderara Sottana” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      Only 1,800 bottles of this vintage were bottled. Extremely complex bouquet of blackberry, currant and sour cherry, with perfectly integrated notes of Mediterranean herbs. Broad and elegant on the palate, supported by a filigree acid wire that makes it fresh and lively. A great wine of excellent structure and with remarkable persistence and depth in taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Cask sample. Just mid crimson. Deep, brooding, sweet and intense. Ripe, deep fruit palate. Long and perfumed and with plenty of velvety tannins. The high acidity indicates this hasn’t gone through malo yet." Jancis Robinson

      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 40/60 Oak barrel/cement tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Feudo di Mezzo" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      “Feudo di Mezzo” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      Bright ruby red. In the nose refined raspberry and red cherry, along with quinine and floral notes that evolve with further aeration. Fresh aromas of red berries and smoked beef, with hints of violets and orange zest. On the palate it is almost exotic with lots of lush extract sweetness and fine tannin and a fresh, mineral, dry finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "What a beauty this wine is. The 2017 Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo offers a delicate embroidery of wild berry fruit, mountain herbs, blue flowers, wild rose, sweet almond and candied tangerine. You feel some of the heat of the vintage, but in the relatively cool climate of Etna and with the late-ripening Nerello Mascalese grape, this hot vintage has added to the intensity and the complexity of the wine. The hot vintage is an important asset in this case. I love the depth and definition and nervous tension you get here." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 40/60 oak barrel / cement tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2029+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the winemakers
    Girolamo Russo
    Sicily
    Girolamo Russo

    Passopisciaro is the name of the small village on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. From here the resurrection of Etna Rosso developed. Situated between Randazzo and Solichiata, it is home to some of the very best sites at 600 to 900 metres above sea level, created on pure lava. Only 30 kilometres as the crow flies from Taormina or Catania. Ancient stock cultures, called Albarello, which can be quite a hundred years old, are rooted here directly in the volcanic rock. Hence the name of the place, in regional dialect means "Sciara" viz. "lava". So you could do Passopisciaro with "Goes on the lava" Translate. If you continue to think freely, you'll also be able to "lava-rooting" and can also be applied to humans.

    That's the kind of guy Giuseppe Russo is. He comes from Passopisciaro and is deeply rooted here. And he doesn't want to be anywhere else. That's why he has been building a new winery called Girolamo Russo with old vines since 2005 with joy, a lot of effort and an unbelievable amount of work. Slowly and steadily, and again and again long negotiated, if one of the "old" of the place and no descendants were there or had long since moved to the city. Then Giuseppe tried to buy or lease these old vineyards. Together with the property of his father, after whom the vineyard is named, it now covers 15 hectares, surrounded by hazelnut bushes and olive trees.

    With the minimal yields that such ancient Albarello wine trees still deliver, you almost have to fight for the bottles, so rare - and so much in demand - they are now. No wonder, because Giuseppe Russo works out the fine differences of the floors like hardly anyone else. Different old lava flows produce different mineral notes, which then produce these fine differences in the equally different microclimate. Of course, such a meticulous winemaking can only be carried out with appropriate organic soil management. Hardly anyone uses less spray than Giuseppe. And manual work is necessary anyway, as these old poles could not be machined even if they did not stand on these steep terraces.

    "Wine from Etna couldn't be more typical." wrote a wine journalist the other day. And hit the nail on the head. Who wants to know how such a wine from the volcano, how such a Nerello Mascalese actually tastes, whether it can really be as elegant as Barolo or Burgundy, whether this wine is really as elegant as Barolo or Burgundy, whether it is as good as a wine from the volcano, or whether it is as elegant as a Nerello Mascalese. "hype" is really justified, he once afforded a wine from Girolamo Russo. But be careful. Repeat orders are almost guaranteed. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2005
    • Owner: Giuseppe Russo
    • Oenologist: n.N.
    • Annual production: n.a.
    • Vineyard: approx. 15 hectares
    • Organic cultivation (not certified)