• "Pietradolce" Rosato Etna DOC 2020

      “Pietradolce” Rosato Etna DOC 2020

      Etna Rosato by Pietradolce not only attracts attention with its delicate glossy colour, the delicate rose bouquet beguiles and the taste ultimately convinces with lively aromas of peach, cranberry and grapefruit, elegant mineral tones accompany the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,05 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 77 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,32
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19222720 · 0,75 l · 19,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      14,90 €
    • "Pietradolce" Bianco Etna DOC 2020

      “Pietradolce” Bianco Etna DOC 2020

      Beautiful white from Carricante that captures the energy of Etna and reflects its essence. Yellow stone fruit, mint, floral and spice aromas on the nose. Complex on the palate, full fruit and subtle minerality. Racy and sophisticated. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,62 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,37
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19220220 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • "Pietradolce" Rosso Etna DOC 2019

      “Pietradolce” Rosso Etna DOC 2019

      Pietradolce Rosso is reminiscent of an elegant red from Burgundy. Light, aromatic tones of cherry, cigar tobacco and cedar, medium-bodied and well-proportioned on the palate, tasty fruit, balanced and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, intense garnet red. Opens with a fine play of pomegranate and cardamom, some blood orange. Hearty, grippy tannin on the palate, salty and deep, is still young and unpolished but has the best beginnings." Falstaff

      "The 2019 Etna Rosso blossoms with pretty rose notes, wild herbs and strawberries. It's soft and enveloping, balancing a pleasant inner sweetness with energizing acidity and tart wild berries. A gentle layer of tannin adds lovely grip, as this finishes long with notes of licorice and blueberry skins. The 2019 is a harmonious beauty." Vinous

      "Aromas of red cherries, dried cranberries, citrus zest and tobacco smoke. It's medium-bodied with fresh acidity, ultra fine tannins and a refined finish. More dried than fresh-fruit character." James Suckling

      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 4 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19222519 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • "Archineri" Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      “Archineri” Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      Excellent the mineral Archineri from the ancient Carricante vine. With great clarity and freshness, it shows its typical aromatic profile of apple, banana. Peach and citrus fruit. Fascinatingly dense on the palate with a velvety texture, a hint of chalk and a long mineral-complex finish. Pre-Phylloxera = from vines with no roots! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, pale straw yellow. Balanced and appealing nose, opens with notes of lemon, fresh peach and sage. Starts very clear and fresh, then spreads out nicely, nice game, long and salty." Falstaff

      "Lovely aromas of pear pie with light vanilla and lime undertones. Full-bodied with tight, crisp acidity and a pear-puree and sherbet aftertaste." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19220119 · 0,75 l · 35,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      26,90 €
    • "Contrada S. Spirito" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      “Contrada S. Spirito” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      Shiny, brightening ruby garnet. On the nose spicy notes of wild berries, liquorice, flint and traces of thyme. Bewitching extract sweetness on the palate, along with a juicy freshness and a finely woven, tight tannin. In the final then fine salty components, all in all already very polished and smooth with further interesting ageing potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Cask sample. Pale crimson. Deep cherry fruit nose with a hint of oak. On the palate it combines lightness of touch of raspberry and cherry fruit and a charge of dark, spicy tannins. Embryonic and in need of further ageing." Jancis Robinson

      "A chewy, flavorful Etna red with plum, light prune and rust aromas and flavors. Full body. Juicy finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19223117 · 0,75 l · 39,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,50 €
    • "Archineri" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      “Archineri” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      The red Archineri from Nerello Mascalese grapes is full of character and elegant. Very refined bouquet of currants and wild berries, with hints of hedge roses, stone fruit and ethereal aromas. Very exquisite, very juicy, tasty and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Enticing aromas of flowers, cherries and plums follow through to a medium to full body, ripe, juicy fruit and a chewy, fresh finish. Lovely creamy texture." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months Tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19222317 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,90 €
    • "Contrada Rampante" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      “Contrada Rampante” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      Contrada Rampante with a finely woven bouquet of dark red cherries, flowers, mint and liquorice. Fresh and lively on the palate, with a memorable blend of ethereal sweetness, filigree acidity and interesting salinity. A contemplative drop that requires a certain amount of experience and patience to be fully discovered. Pre-Phylloxera = from rootless vines! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Cask sample. Just mid crimson. Perfumed morello cherry and really tightly wound. Slow release of ripe raspberry and cherry fruit with a Nebbiolo-like, long tannic charge on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "Darkly elegant and poised, the 2017 Etna Rosso Contrada Rampante slowly comes to life. Exotic spice scents emerge, mixed with smoky crushed stone, dried roses and black cherries. It's silky-smooth with medium-bodied weight, complemented by bright acidity and a cooling mix of red and blue fruits. Sweet tannins and minerals mingle through the long, mouthwatering finale, leaving a lightly structured feel as inner violet florals slowly fade. This is incredibly pretty and already highly enjoyable, yet has short-term cellaring potential as well. Nicely done!" Vinous

      "Attractive ripe berry, plum and spice aromas follow through to a medium to full body, chewy tannins and a powerful finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19222917 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,90 €
    • "Contrada S. Spirito" Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      “Contrada S. Spirito” Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      Brilliant, brightening ruby garnet. In the bouquet spicy notes of wild berries, liquorice, flint and traces of thyme. Beguiling extract sweetness on the palate, in addition a juicy freshness and a fine-meshed, tight tannin. In the final then fine salty components, altogether already today very polished and supple with further interesting maturity potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This racy red opens with aromas of wet stone, wild aromatic herb, violet and ground clove. It's exquisite and has intense energy, featuring juicy pomegranate, orange zest, star anise and savory saline alongside firm acidity and taut, polished tannins. Some may find this too ethereally delicate, but lovers of extreme elegance will be hooked." Wine Enthusiast

      "A medium-bodied red with complex aromas and flavors of dried cranberries, sour cherries, citrus zest, smoke and dried leaves. Smoky. Focused with sleek tannins and bright acidity." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • 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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      stored air-conditioned

      19223118 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,90 €
    • "Archineri" Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      “Archineri” Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      The red Archineri from Nerello Mascalese grapes presents itself full of character and elegantly. Very refined bouquet of currants and wild berries, plus hints of dog roses, stone fruit and ethereal aromas. Very exquisite, very juicy, tasty and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of woodland berry, Mediterranean scrub, camphor and oak-driven spice shape the nose on this fragrant red. On the tight palate, firm acidity accompanies raspberry jam, orange zest, vanilla and licorice. Firm, grainy tannins leave a puckering, drying close. Give the tannins a few years more years to relax a bit then drink." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19222318 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,90 €
    • "Contrada Rampante" Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      “Contrada Rampante” Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      Contrada Rampante with a finely woven bouquet of dark red cherries, flowers, mint and liquorice. Fresh and lively on the palate, with a memorable blend of ethereal sweetness, filigree acidity and interesting salinity. A contemplative drop that requires a certain amount of experience and patience to be fully discovered. Pre-Phylloxera = from rootless vines! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fresh and dried cranberries, lemon peel, fresh mushrooms and bark. Smoky. It’s medium-bodied with firm yet fine, silky tannins and intense, juicy flavors. Long finish. Delicious." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • 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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      stored air-conditioned

      19222918 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,90 €
    • "Pietradolce" Rosso Etna DOC 2019 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Pietradolce” Rosso Etna DOC 2019 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Pietradolce Rosso is reminiscent of an elegant red from Burgundy. Light, aromatic tones of cherry, cigar tobacco and cedar, medium-bodied and well-proportioned on the palate, tasty fruit, balanced and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, intense garnet red. Opens with a fine play of pomegranate and cardamom, some blood orange. Hearty, grippy tannin on the palate, salty and deep, is still young and unpolished but has the best beginnings." Falstaff

      "The 2019 Etna Rosso blossoms with pretty rose notes, wild herbs and strawberries. It's soft and enveloping, balancing a pleasant inner sweetness with energizing acidity and tart wild berries. A gentle layer of tannin adds lovely grip, as this finishes long with notes of licorice and blueberry skins. The 2019 is a harmonious beauty." Vinous

      "Aromas of red cherries, dried cranberries, citrus zest and tobacco smoke. It's medium-bodied with fresh acidity, ultra fine tannins and a refined finish. More dried than fresh-fruit character." James Suckling

      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 4 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19222619 · 1,5 l · 29,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      44,90 €
    • "Contrada Rampante" Rosso Etna DOC 2017 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Contrada Rampante” Rosso Etna DOC 2017 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Contrada Rampante with a finely woven bouquet of dark red cherries, flowers, mint and liquorice. Fresh and lively on the palate, with a memorable blend of ethereal sweetness, filigree acidity and interesting salinity. A contemplative drop that requires a certain amount of experience and patience to be fully discovered. Pre-Phylloxera = from rootless vines! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Cask sample. Just mid crimson. Perfumed morello cherry and really tightly wound. Slow release of ripe raspberry and cherry fruit with a Nebbiolo-like, long tannic charge on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "Darkly elegant and poised, the 2017 Etna Rosso Contrada Rampante slowly comes to life. Exotic spice scents emerge, mixed with smoky crushed stone, dried roses and black cherries. It's silky-smooth with medium-bodied weight, complemented by bright acidity and a cooling mix of red and blue fruits. Sweet tannins and minerals mingle through the long, mouthwatering finale, leaving a lightly structured feel as inner violet florals slowly fade. This is incredibly pretty and already highly enjoyable, yet has short-term cellaring potential as well. Nicely done!" Vinous

      "Attractive ripe berry, plum and spice aromas follow through to a medium to full body, chewy tannins and a powerful finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19223017 · 1,5 l · 45,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      68,90 €
    • "Archineri" Rosso Etna DOC 2017 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Archineri” Rosso Etna DOC 2017 · MAGNUM in OWC

      The red Archineri from Nerello Mascalese grapes is full of character and elegant. Very refined bouquet of currants and wild berries, with hints of hedge roses, stone fruit and ethereal aromas. Very exquisite, very juicy, tasty and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Enticing aromas of flowers, cherries and plums follow through to a medium to full body, ripe, juicy fruit and a chewy, fresh finish. Lovely creamy texture." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19222417 · 1,5 l · 46,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      69,00 €
    • "Archineri" Rosso Etna DOC 2018 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Archineri” Rosso Etna DOC 2018 · MAGNUM in OWC

      The red Archineri from Nerello Mascalese grapes presents itself full of character and elegantly. Very refined bouquet of currants and wild berries, plus hints of dog roses, stone fruit and ethereal aromas. Very exquisite, very juicy, tasty and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of woodland berry, Mediterranean scrub, camphor and oak-driven spice shape the nose on this fragrant red. On the tight palate, firm acidity accompanies raspberry jam, orange zest, vanilla and licorice. Firm, grainy tannins leave a puckering, drying close. Give the tannins a few years more years to relax a bit then drink." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19222418 · 1,5 l · 46,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      69,00 €
    • "Contrada Rampante" Rosso Etna DOC 2018 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Contrada Rampante” Rosso Etna DOC 2018 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Contrada Rampante with a finely woven bouquet of dark red cherries, flowers, mint and liquorice. Fresh and lively on the palate, with a memorable blend of ethereal sweetness, filigree acidity and interesting salinity. A contemplative drop that requires a certain amount of experience and patience to be fully discovered. Pre-Phylloxera = from rootless vines! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fresh and dried cranberries, lemon peel, fresh mushrooms and bark. Smoky. It’s medium-bodied with firm yet fine, silky tannins and intense, juicy flavors. Long finish. Delicious." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months tonneau
      • 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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      stored air-conditioned

      19223018 · 1,5 l · 46,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      69,90 €
    • "Vigna Barbagalli" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      “Vigna Barbagalli” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      The single-varietal, authochtonous Nerello Mascalese from over 100-year-old (rootless) vines starts in a sparkling ruby garnet and impressively follows with a ravishing raspberry aroma, which is followed by fine spicy notes (ginger, allspice, clove). Compact, dense, full-fruited, tannic on the palate, always highly elegant and supple. Traces of salt and flint in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Layers of smoke, ash, crushed walnuts and cranberries on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with sleek, tight tannins. Lots of ripe and dried red fruit on the palate with citrus peel and tobacco, too. Precise and tight finish. Lots of old-vine magic here." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19222117 · 0,75 l · 103,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      77,90 €
    • "Sant'Andrea" Carricante Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      “Sant’Andrea” Carricante Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

      The Carricante grapes of this extremely rare Etna Bianco come from vine blue resistant (pre-phylloxera) vines of a single vineyard of the Etna East slope from 800m altitude. Only one oak barrel is filled each year, the result is less than 2,000 bottles per vintage.

      Rich golden yellow with amber accents. Complex and well structured scent of herbs, yellow fruits and flint. In the mouth an indescribable depth with a salty note, fresh fruit and a mineral persistence. In the finale firm and precise, the tension bow is perfectly worked and the long lasting impression is unique! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Luminous orange-tinged pink. Perfumed floral nuances complicate strawberry and orange liqueur aromas. Then similar flavors to the aromas in the mouth, characterized by a strong spicy gingery note. Finishes long and dense; this powerful wine is not shy in the flavor or alcohol department (14%) but has a slow-building quality that is very likeable. Made from 100% Nerello Mascalese grown at 700 meters above sea level." Jancis Robinson

      "A pure expression of Carricante from pre-Phylloxera vines (with a precious 1,800 bottles made), the 2016 Sant'Andrea displays the depth and structural firmness this Sicilian grape is capable of producing when given time to evolve in the bottle (over 18 months, in this case). Extended skin maceration (with up to ten months of skin contact) adds to the incredible intensity and generous volume of the wine. It opens to an off-gold color and a robust texture that underscores the snappy crunchiness of the grape skins and the fullness of its vinous texture. This grape is not naturally associated with thickness or power, but both are elegantly achieved here. This is a beautifully assembled and contemplated wine that seeks to raise the bar for Etna's versatile Carricante." Robert Parker

      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:94+ points
      • Jancis Robinson:18 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10/6 months tonneau/stainless steel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19220316 · 0,75 l · 106,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      79,50 €
    • "Vigna Barbagalli" Rosso Etna DOC 2013<br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Vigna Barbagalli” Rosso Etna DOC 2013 · MAGNUM in OWC

      The pure, autochthonous Nerello Mascalese from over 100 years old (root true) vines starts with a sparkling ruby garnet and continues with an enchanting raspberry aroma, followed by fine spicy notes (ginger, pimento, clove). Compact, dense, full fruity, tannic on the palate, always very elegant and smooth. Traces of salt and flint in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Love the rich aromas of dried fruits (like dried strawberries). Hints of cedar and sandalwood as well. Full-bodied, layered and tannic with fantastic depth and intensity. Needs two or three years to soften. Beautiful wine. From vines planted on Etna hillsides 80 to 100 years ago!" James Suckling

      "A firm, tightly knit red, showing good density to the ripe black cherry and raspberry fruit, dried fig flavors and ashy mineral details. Fresh and fragrant, with violet and spice box notes. This should open nicely with air or cellaring." Wine Spectator

      "Here is one of my favorite Etna overachievers. The 2013 Etna Rosso Vigna Barbagalli was born in a more-challenging vintage here on the volcano, but it sails smoothly through any possible weakness. This is a magnificent expression from Southern Italy. The wine has the mild consistency and light garnet color of a Burgundian Pinot Noir. But the bouquet is anything but understated. It delivers powerful aromas of wild berry, balsam herb, licorice and those distinctive touches of volcano ash. In the mouth, the wine shows smooth and long silkiness. This is a magnificent red wine from Etna." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months Tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19222213 · 1,5 l · 112,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      169,00 €
    • "Vigna Barbagalli" Rosso Etna DOC 2017 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Vigna Barbagalli” Rosso Etna DOC 2017 · MAGNUM in OWC

      The single-varietal, authochtonous Nerello Mascalese from over 100-year-old (rootless) vines starts in a sparkling ruby garnet and impressively follows with a ravishing raspberry aroma, which is followed by fine spicy notes (ginger, allspice, clove). Compact, dense, full-fruited, tannic on the palate, always highly elegant and supple. Traces of salt and flint in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Layers of smoke, ash, crushed walnuts and cranberries on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with sleek, tight tannins. Lots of ripe and dried red fruit on the palate with citrus peel and tobacco, too. Precise and tight finish. Lots of old-vine magic here." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19222217 · 1,5 l · 118,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      177,90 €
    • "Vigna Barbagalli" Rosso Etna DOC 2017 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Vigna Barbagalli” Rosso Etna DOC 2017 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      The single-varietal, authochtonous Nerello Mascalese from over 100-year-old (rootless) vines starts in a sparkling ruby garnet and impressively follows with a ravishing raspberry aroma, which is followed by fine spicy notes (ginger, allspice, clove). Compact, dense, full-fruited, tannic on the palate, always highly elegant and supple. Traces of salt and flint in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Layers of smoke, ash, crushed walnuts and cranberries on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with sleek, tight tannins. Lots of ripe and dried red fruit on the palate with citrus peel and tobacco, too. Precise and tight finish. Lots of old-vine magic here." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19222817 · 4,5 l · 106,09 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      477,40 €
    About the winemakersPietradolceSicily
    Pietradolce

    Large wineries such as Planeta, Tasca d'Almerita, Donnafugata and Firriato have given new prestige to Sicilian viticulture and are still well known today. However, small, up-and-coming companies such as Pietradolce, which concentrate on local grape varieties, are becoming more and more important. The winery, located in the Solicchiata area of the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia, on the banks of Mount Etna, has quickly achieved cult status. The Michele and Mario Faro winery team - both passionate wine collectors and known beyond their borders as florists - focus their work on the indigenous grape varieties Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Carricante.

    The fruits of Pietradolce grow on an area of eleven hectares at an altitude of 600 to 900 metres in the best locations, which have grown considerably in recent years as a result of acquisitions. The soils are stony and light, contain sandy loam and many mineral elements - a generous gift from the volcano. The vineyards, which are exclusively owned by the family, are divided into different sections, the majority of which are located in the Rampante area and one in the Zottorinoto area. The portfolio of the Sicilian winery also includes two Alberello-cultivated vineyards that are around 80 years old. The vines, as long as they were young, were pulled up at individual bars to support them and, over time, formed free-standing cup-shaped small trees. This form of education has been known since ancient times and is still widespread today in the Mediterranean region. Further more than 50 years old vineyards, also cultivated in Alberello technique, are located between Solicchiata and Passopisciaro on the northern slope of the still frequently active volcano. They are - as it was usual in former times - built with walls of lava stone like an amphitheatre.

    Michele and Mario's grapes have been processed in a small but very well-equipped factory in Riposto. A larger production plant is now added in the immediate vicinity of the vineyards. Etna gives Pietradolce wines special characteristics and a unique character. The winery's red and white wines always amaze with their freshness, delicacy and aromatic intensity. They can therefore justifiably be described as jewels of the Sicilian wine industry. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2005
    • Owners: Michele and Mario Faro
    • Annual production: approx. 24,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 11 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation