2009RomeoCastello2009 Fattorie Romeo del Castello “Allegracore” Etna Rosso DOC, Nerello Mascalese, Sicily.
Chiara Vigo is a rising star and her wines are stylish and seductive, especially her latest release here, the 2009 Allegracore Etna Rosso DOC which is a marvel of subtle charms and intriguing layers. The nose starts with fresh berries, dried flowers, red spices and lavender oil leading to a mineral laced medium weight palate of silk like texture and elegance that unfolds with cayenne spiced cherries, plum and strawberry with terrific verve and saline/savory elements adding seriousness to this fine and sexy wine. Chiara is fast becoming a master of her volcanic terroir and bringing out the best of the Nerello Mascalese vines on her estate, these are fantastic wines, not to be missed.
($28 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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