2008 Fattorie Romeo del Castello “Vigo” Etna Rosso DOC Sicily.
Fattorie Romeo del Castello is run by winemaker Chiara Vigo,  though she is helped in the vineyards and the cellar by the famed Salvo Foti, and Salvo has been helping her with natural winemaking and vineyard practices. The Vigo shows earthy characteristics in the nose, and the terroir of volcanic ash and lava, leading to a refined palate that the 70-100 Year old Nerello Mascalese vines produce this wine. Deep and pure red fruits, mineral spices, hints of truffle, game and blueberry skins come through in silky layers while sexy wild strawberries and lavender oil linger on and on. This wine is vivid and vibrant, with just the right amount of funk, very much like a classic Nuits-St.-George and food is key to full enjoyment.
($48 Est.) 92-93 Points, grapelive

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