• "Pietradolce" Rosato Etna DOC 2019

      “Pietradolce” Rosato Etna DOC 2019

      Etna Rosato by Pietradolce not only attracts attention with its delicate shiny color, 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

      "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

      "A firm, lightly silky rosé with lemon, citrus, watermelon and light-cherry character. It’s medium-bodied with tightness and freshness throughout." James Suckling

      • 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: 23,58 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,96 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      14,90 €
    • "Pietradolce" Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      “Pietradolce” Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      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 on the palate. Sophisticated and endearing. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Made with Carricante grapes grown at 2,625 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mount Etna, this savory, vibrant white opens with delicate, enticing scents of Spanish broom, white stone fruit and a whiff of almond. On the racy, elegant palate, crisp acidity accompanies ripe yellow pear, Meyer lemon, oyster shell and tangy saline." Wine Enthusiast

      "A very attractive Etna white with sliced-lemon, green-apple, crushed-stone and lime aromas and flavors. It’s full and tight on the palate with vivid acidity to the creamy texture. Some mineral and stone." James Suckling

      • Veronelli :92 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: 21,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      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 weight 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

      "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
      • 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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      15,90 €
    • "Archineri" Bianco Etna DOC 2018

      “Archineri” Bianco Etna DOC 2018

      Excellent mineral archineri from the ancient Carricante vine. With great clarity he shows his typical aroma profile of apple, banana. Peach and citrus. Fascinating close to the palate with a velvety texture, a hint of chalk and long mineral-complex aftertaste. Pre-Phylloxera = from root true vines! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Freshly sliced lemons, guava peel, green apples and spices. Medium body, fine layering of acidity and a floral, pretty finish." James Suckling

      "The 2018 Etna Bianco Archineri is slightly rounder and more robust (compared to the entry-level Etna Bianco) with rich aromas of white peach and melon. This mid-weight expression is also creamier and more intricate in terms of texture, and much of this is due to the advanced age of the pre-Phylloxera vines used to make Archineri, some of which are over 130 years old. This wine delivers a larger center of gravity, and it lacks that super chiseled sharpness and delineation you get in the other Bianco. This bottle reveals a more sophisticated approach and longer cellar-aging potential." Robert Parker

      "Splendid wine, produced from pre-phylloxera vines at 850m on Etna’s eastern slopes. Lively lime nose, the attack fresh and intense. Ripe citrus flavours dominate; very concentrated, mineral and imposing." Decanter

      "Very pale straw color. Gorgeous nose of white peach, lime, minerals and jasmine. Then fresh and crisp, but with an underlying glyceral note that provides backbone to the zingy citrus and pomaceous orchard fruit flavors. Finishes extremely long with strong notes of fresh ginger and an underpinning of mineral dust. An outstanding Etna Bianco." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Decanter :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: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19220118 · 0,75 l · 31,99 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      25,90 €23,99 €
    • "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:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • 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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      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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      19223117 · 0,75 l · 39,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,50 €
    • "Contrada Rampante" Rosso Etna DOC 2016

      “Contrada Rampante” Rosso Etna DOC 2016

      Contrada Rampante with a fine 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 an interesting salt note. A contemplative drop that requires a certain amount of experience and patience to be fully discovered. Pre-Phylloxera = from root true vines! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Promising scent of cherries and macchia; precise course with notes of berries, sprays with minerality. Beautiful food companion." Vinum

      "Sparkling ruby garnet with bright rim. Attractive nose of ripe cherries and blackberries, with rhubarb. "Fabric, dense-meshed tannin, builds up in many layers, a little rough in the finale. Falstaff

      "Pale ruby. Distinct, heady cherry nose. Supple and elegant yet intensely flavoured and with fine, long tannins. Perfumed, long, sweet cherry finish." Jancis Robinson

      "Citrus peel acidity enlivens the dried cherry and cranberry fruit flavors of this balanced, medium-bodied red, underscored by a rich vein of tarry mineral and wild herb notes. Creamy tannins firm the lingering finish." Wine Spectator

      "Bright red. Reticent aromas of red cherry, Oriental spices, roses, plum nectar and soy sauce on the brooding nose. Floral and fresh in the mouth, with hints of Oriental spices and tobacco complicating ripe, thick plum and cherry flavors. Less immediately fruity and more tannic than the Santo Spirito, as it should be given the characteristics of these two crus. The finish is long, juicy and a touch austere for its current tannic clout. Needs time." Vinous

      "The 2016 Etna Rosso Contrada Rampante shows girth and power to the mid-palate. This is a dense and fleshed-out red wine from Etna made with fruit from 90-year-old vines. However, like other expressions from this vintage, I found there to be a lot of immediate intensity up front, with less persistence and fiber in the long run. This seems to be a shared characteristic of 2016. Some 5,000 bottles were made." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Vinous:91+ points
      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • Vinum:17 points
      • Falstaff:93 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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19222916 · 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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      29,90 €
    • "Contrada Rampante" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      “Contrada Rampante” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      Contrada Rampante with a fine 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 an interesting salt note. A contemplative drop that requires a certain amount of experience and patience to be fully discovered. Pre-Phylloxera = from root true 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

      "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
      • 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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    • "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

      • 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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      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 weight 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

      "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
      • 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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      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 fine 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 an interesting salt note. A contemplative drop that requires a certain amount of experience and patience to be fully discovered. Pre-Phylloxera = from root true 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

      "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
      • 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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      19223017 · 1,5 l · 45,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      68,90 €
    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