“Contrada Rampante” Rosso Etna DOC 2016

    Tasca d'Almerita | Cantina Tascante | Sicily
    Conte Tasca d'Almerita Soc. Agr. a.r.l. | Via dei Fiori 13 | IT 90129 Palermo

    "Contrada Rampante" Rosso Etna DOC 2016

    Tasca was involved in Etna at an early stage and the latest result of this long experience is four new single vineyard wines from the Tascante Winery: Contrada Rampante, Pianodario, Sciaranuova and Sciaranuova Vigna Vecchia (V.V.). The wines are filigree and deep, and despite their strength, acidity and taut tannins, they are very elegant, full of finesse and light-footed on the palate. Each of the four plots brings a slightly different style and personality to the wine, due to the altitude, soil and morphology of the historic lava flows. A high annual rainfall ensures that the soil has all the water reserves it needs, and the temperature fluctuations between day and night support the aromatic diversity of the grapes and ultimately their ripening potential.

    The Contrada Rampante plot is situated at an average altitude of 740 metres above sea level between Solicchiata and Passopisciaro. It covers an area of just 4.6 hectares of vineyards. The soil is of volcanic origin and up to 15,000 years old. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Palish ruby. At first a little closed, but with aeration opens up to quite a bit of concentration. Lots of sweet, red-fruit coulis then more minerally, with hints of spice and raw meat. Elegant palate of red fruit with firm, grainy tannins only tempered by long fruit aromas on the finish." Jancis Robinson

    "Good medium red-ruby. Pure, deep aromas of cherry and spices on the youthfully reticent nose. In typical Rampante cru style, this is very big and rich in extract, but with harmonious acidity framing and intensifying the red fruit, herb, tobacco and spice flavors. Boasts impressive depth but will need time in bottle to display all of its considerable potential. Finishes chewy and very long, this is the largest-scaled of Tasca's Etna Rosso cru wines in 2016. Forget about this in your cellar for another four years at least." Vinous

    "Made with vines planted at the dawn of the new millennium, the 2016 Etna Rosso Contrada Rampante comes from one of the best-performing parcels on the northern side of the volcano, where the topsoil (consisting of eroded volcanic stone and compacted ash) is a bit thicker and deeper compared to most other sites on the volcano. This allows for deep root systems and well-draining moisture. This wine shows a dark and compact nature with ripe fruit, dried blackberry, aniseed and camphor." Robert Parker

    "Earthy, gamey and mushroomy nose providing interest alongside berry fruit. Gentle display of smoky red berries ending in a mineral finish." Decanter

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    Product Details
    • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
    • Cultivation: conventional
    • Expansion: 12 months large oak barrel
    • Development: wooden barrel
    • Filtration: yes
    • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
    • Total Extract: 26,00 g/l
    • Total Acidity: 5,60 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 1,50 g/l
    • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
    • ph-Value: 3,55
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2026+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Elegant / mineral
    Fits to:
    • Light Meat
    • White Poultry
    • Cheese well matured
    • Risotto
    • Terrines and Pasty
    • Mild wild Dishes
    stored air-conditioned

    Reviews for “Contrada Rampante” Rosso Etna DOC 2016

    (2)

    02.12.2020

    Excellent Nerello - well made, clean, precise, expressive of the contrada.

    12.09.2020

    sehr schöner Ätna-Rot 100% Nerello Mascalese viel Frucht und spürbare Tannine. Am besten eine oder zwei Stunden vor dem Trinken geöffnet.

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