Benanti Rovittello Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Blend 2014

$50

The Benanti family were trailblazers in producing single vineyard wines on the slopes of Mount Etna, including bottling Rovittello as early as 1990 during their first commercial vintage.andnbsp; Rovittello is hewn from head-trained vineyards at 750m above sea level in the contrada of Dafara Galluzzo on the north face of the Volcano.andnbsp; Typically harvested almost one month after the fruit for Serra della Contessa, Rovittello is always more reserved and steelier than the other Benanti Reds.andnbsp; It, nevertheless, always captures the pure fruit of so typical of Etna Rosso, aging beautifully for a decade or more.andnbsp; The 2014 vintage was especially successful in Sicily (unlike many other parts of Italy) and the 2014 Rovittello is sure to delight.andnbsp; Hand harvested, fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel, and aged in 15 HL French oak for 24 months.

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Ratings on Delectable

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Delicious as always

Delicious as always

9.3

David Greenwald

Lovely color. Soft tannins.

Lovely color. Soft tannins.

9.1

David McNally

Like a volcanic barbera. These can be tannic but five years of bottle age has smoothed the edges somewhat. Not that giving of the bat but evolves with charcoal, lava stones, spices and green olives.

Like a volcanic barbera. These can be tannic but five years of bottle age has smoothed the edges somewhat. Not that giving of the bat but evolves with charcoal, lava stones, spices and green olives.

9.0

Anthony De Blasi

Closed on the nose, transparant in color. Steely tannins but in general a magnificent wine. I think it just needs extra time in the bottle

Closed on the nose, transparant in color. Steely tannins but in general a magnificent wine. I think it just needs extra time in the bottle

9.2

Alex Hirst

Earthy, savoury wine. Needs food, due to pronounced acidity. Rustic tannin structure.

Earthy, savoury wine. Needs food, due to pronounced acidity. Rustic tannin structure.

8.7

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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