Description/ Tasting NotesThe 2016 Etna Rosso Scalunera offers more depth and width than previous vintages. Aromas of sour berry, with pressed rose and crushed stone - all of which are volcanic characteristics humming along, giving the wine good determination and delivery. Compact, with medium length and powdery tannins.
Winery Info/ Brand
Though a small family enterprise, Piccini in Tuscany, Italy has been a leader in change and innovation since 1882. The winery started from its humble beginnings, just over seven hectares and had been following closely and almost religiously the words of the first Piccini family member ever since. Today, Piccini has gained a large-scale success guided only by their "passion for winemaking" and their legacy will continue...
Region Info/ Origin
Etna is an Italian wine DOC which covers the slopes of Mount Etna, the 10,920ft (3330m) active volcano that dominates the north-eastern corner of Sicily. The Etna DOC was the very first in Sicily, created in August 1968 and followed nine months later by that of Sicily's most famous wine, Marsala. The Etna wine-producing zone arcs around the eastern side of the volcano, from Randazzo in the north to Santa Maria di Licodia in the south. The graduated topography creates a smooth spread of mesoclimates, as the land climbs up from near-sea-level to more than 3940ft (1200m). The highest of Etna's vineyards now rank among the highest in Italy (and even the world), easily matching those of Alpine Alto Adige.