Eduardo Torres Acosta Versante Nord Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese 2016

$32.99

Although his first commercial vintage was 2014, Eduardo Torres Acosta is no first-timer to wine. He was born and raised on Tenerife in the Canary Islands with a small vineyard plot at home to farm.andnbsp; He got his first break at Passopisciaro on Mt. Etna, one of the pioneers in bringing Nerello Mascalese to the global spotlight with their 'contrada' (single vineyard) bottlings. He managed to find a few small parcels on the cooler, north-facing high elevation sites on Mt. Etna to rent.andnbsp; Although they have the 'IGT Terre Siciliane' designation because they are vinified at Occhipinti in Vittoria, they are pure Etna through and through.andnbsp;This is 80% Nerello Mascalese/20% other native red andamp; white varietals. The grapes come from two parcels - Pietramarina andamp; Crasa. These are 45-50 year old vines at approximately 1500-2200ft. above sea level on sandy volcanic soil. They are spontaneously fermented with partial whole cluster in cement tank and aged 16months in Slavonian oak botti. A lovely, pure, vibrant expression of Nerello, with ripe raspberry/cherry fruit, wet earth and silky tannins

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Ratings on Delectable

Allison Lyzenga Delectable Pro

Medium garnet; medium intensity aromas of red fruit, cherry, red plum, red currant, pomegranate, earth, vanilla; dry, high acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium finish, only moderately complex and concentrated, good

Medium garnet; medium intensity aromas of red fruit, cherry, red plum, red currant, pomegranate, earth, vanilla; dry, high acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium finish, only moderately complex and concentrated, good

8.6

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Luminous red. Aromas of flinty red berries, fresh herbs and broom on the enticing nose. Then richer and riper than the Pirrera, with a smoother, deeper personality and a more balanced approach to its fleshy and structured red fruit and herbal flavors. Finishes long and crisp. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, August 2019)

Luminous red. Aromas of flinty red berries, fresh herbs and broom on the enticing nose. Then richer and riper than the Pirrera, with a smoother, deeper personality and a more balanced approach to its fleshy and structured red fruit and herbal flavors. Finishes long and crisp. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, August 2019)

9.1

Stephanie Losee Delectable Pro

Great Verve selection courtesy of Susan Etlinger

Great Verve selection courtesy of Susan Etlinger

9.1

Andrew Lohse Delectable Pro

Rich black fruit / herbaceous notes / plum, black cherry / med to med+ tannin

Rich black fruit / herbaceous notes / plum, black cherry / med to med+ tannin

9.0

Chris Wheaton

High toned red cherry. Garnet in the glass. Nice purity to the flavors.

High toned red cherry. Garnet in the glass. Nice purity to the flavors.

9.0

Hayden Hamilton

Nice. Lots of dark fright. Plum/prune. Dark cherry. A bit of acid and tannin.

Nice. Lots of dark fright. Plum/prune. Dark cherry. A bit of acid and tannin.

8.8

Ted Corvey

Etna meets Burgundy? This is no doubt and etna wine that’s true to its terrior, but if I didn’t know where it was from I could easily think this burgundy.

Etna meets Burgundy? This is no doubt and etna wine that’s true to its terrior, but if I didn’t know where it was from I could easily think this burgundy.

9.1

Tom Dare

2016 is straight up fresh with gentle depth, a sort of Etna / Burgundy mash-up. Extremely enjoyable.

2016 is straight up fresh with gentle depth, a sort of Etna / Burgundy mash-up. Extremely enjoyable.

9.0

Joseph Gannon

great nose of black cherry, potpourri, cigar and hint of woodsmoke. excellent, racy minerality with a slightly hot, alcohol finish. very interesting Etna wine

great nose of black cherry, potpourri, cigar and hint of woodsmoke. excellent, racy minerality with a slightly hot, alcohol finish. very interesting Etna wine

9.1

Adam Nesto

Light and fresh!

Light and fresh!

9.0

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