Girolamo Russo - 'A Rina' DOC Etna Rosso 2016
The Etna Red 'A Rina by Girolamo Russo is one of those wines absolutely to try and learn. Girolamo Russo is an institution in the world of wine of Sicily; a man who since 2004 leads the family cellar and that produce Etna Red in three different versions. Here we have the "base", but drinking this 'A Rina everything we could think except to be in front of a "base wine" in its narrower term, too abused sometimes. Girolamo Russo has obtained the organic certification a few years ago and he make more attention to detail: for Girolamo Russo, graduated in piano, wine is a symphony, is a melody, is a set of notes that must be in harmony with each other. 'A Rina borns in the vineyards of San Lorenzo, the Manor, the Manor Middle and Calderara Sottana, on the north slopes of Etna, on volcanic and sandy soil, rich of minerals and on vineyards that year age really matter, ranging from 50 to 100 years. The temperature, as the vineyards located between 650 and 800 meters above sea level, lead to individual grapes a nice aromatic concentration that is released on the nose with hints of cherry, plum, tobacco and leather. We are facing of an Etna Red stylish and good complexity, fresh and with a final softly tannic which helps to create an incredibly pleasant drinkability and great persistence. 'A Rina is one of the Etna Red that most impressed us; a "base wine" with an incredible potential.