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2016 Le Vigne di Eli Etna Rosso

Nerello Mascalese

  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Etna DOC
Drink between 2017 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • tward Likes this wine: 89 points

    July 14, 2021 - Showed a bit of reduction, so should have given more of a decant, but otherwise this is a rustic beauty, tilled earth-driven ripe fruit, balanced, clean lingering finish.

    Great pairing with a pasta dish, ~rigatoni (Mancini Mezze Maniche) with a thick sauce of crumbled quality (not too) hot Italian sausage, par cooked Russian kale, chopped, some slivered garlic & EVOO, then reduced with about a cup of leftover jarred Arrabiata sauce, topped with grated 1/2 parmesan, 1/2 pecorino (Bay Cities house blend).

    13.5% abv
    Nice QPR at $17 close out

  • nicefish Likes this wine: 89 points

    July 2, 2020 - Bottle age helped this bottle along. Been following this wine since it’s release and the time in bottle has really brought it together.

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  • JohnVA Likes this wine: 85 points

    May 8, 2020 - Light yet fragrant on the nose with hints of pepper and berries. Smooth on the palate but yet with more of that pepper kick. Much more like a good Rioja or Bobal than anything Italian. Smooth and clean finish. A great choice as an appertivo with tapas.

  • anderegg Likes this wine:

    May 5, 2020 - Drank with takeout pizza and a kale salad. Lighter bodied. Nice red fruit aromas and flavors. We both liked it.

  • spidersva Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 17, 2020 - Really good basic Italian red. Did well with creamy pasta dish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Le Vigne di Eli
  • Varietal Nerello Mascalese
  • Designation Rosso
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicily
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Etna DOC
  • UPC Codes 8057284990185, 8057284990413

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 24 (35%)
  • Consumed 44 (65%)

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