The 2014 vintage was awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their December 2016 edition review of Etna Rosso (see blue link below). The 2014 has now run out across the UK, but we judge the 2015 to be of a similar quality - vintage variation tends not to be great with Etna Rosso - and throughly recommend.
Tornatore Pietrarizzo 2014 - Dec 2016 Decanter review
One of the largest – and oldest – producers in the region, Tornatore owns 46ha of vineyards on the north side of active volcano Mount Etna, 1,000m above sea level. Established in 1865, the estate is still run by the same family. The focus at Tornatore is on native grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Carricante and Catarratto.
While the varietals used are traditional, their winemaking style is more modern in approach, with lower alcohol and more emphasis on fruit. These wines have quickly become some of our favourites and offer incredible complexity and intrigue at a very affordable price.
To see an information sheet and tasting note for this wine that has been written by the team at Tornatore, please click on the blue link below.
Tornatore Pietrarizzo 2015 - fiche technique
Ruby red, delicate and incredibly balanced on the nose, clear hints of red berries, flowers, perfectly integrated to a minerality and evolution worthy of a great wine. Great structure on the mouth with a surprising drinkability and elegance.