Planeta, Etna Rosso, Mount Etna, Sicily, 2018


Wonderful Nerello Mascalese from the Etna region of Sicily. Volcanic soils are arguably the best for growing vines because the roots have to fight and dig for their nutrients, which create very linear and minerally wines. And this is no different. An award-winning winery that produce some of the island’s great wines. The variety itself is an ancient one and has long produced some fabulous wines dating back to the times of the Roman empire. What you need to know - Robert Parker: 91 points.


Strawberry, cherry and raspberry. Fantastic volcanic minerality. Smokiness and earthy. Touch of vanilla oak.


Again, bags of ripe red fruits. Lovely savoury acidity.