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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TORNATORE
This 100% Nerello Mascalese is grown on the northern slopes of Mt. Etna. Itís not big but just a real charmer with lots of aromatic finesse Lightish medium-deep red colour, the nose has bright, spicy, ripe, raspberry-tinged, rose petal notes with some faint sandalwood notes. Itís very dry and bright but only medium bodied with spicy, intense, plumy, rose-hip flavours with some mineral, schisty notes. This wine is blessed with high dry extract which accounts for the impression of high acidity and leaves a very faintly gritty texture on the palate making it a perfect food companion. It is vinified in concrete tanks and aged in large wooden barrels and has a hefty 14.5% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number LPR19091222 on the back label. The 2017 (***) was released on March 6, 2021 at $34.95. CSPC 18926
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Rating ***(91 points)
Very Dry, Plumy, Rose Hips
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Spice and dried seaweed with ash and earth on the nose, as well as red fruit. Full-bodied with medium, round tannins and a savory finish. Dusty at the end. Delicious now, but will age nicely. Drink or hold [for 10+ years]. Score - 94 (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 10, 2022) Price $ 32.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 22, 2022
Cases bought 60 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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