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Girolamo Russo San Lorenzo Mount Etna 2019


Regular price $56.98

2019 'San Lorenzo' Etna Rosso
Mt. Etna, Sicily
reg $56.98 SALE

95WA (for the 2018, no the 2019 here - no score published yet)
Beautifully light and graceful as it pours from the bottle, this is another epic wine from Giuseppe Russo of Girolamo Russo. His 2018 Etna Rosso San Lorenzo is firm and structured, even more so than the other single-vineyard expressions from this vintage. The San Lorenzo parcel measures eight hectares at 730 to 770 meters in altitude and is planted to 70-year-old vines. The bouquet is detailed and fine, and it takes a minute or two to compose a list of adjectives to describe it. There is wild berry and blue flower for sure, and the wine fleshes out nicely with mineral aromas, smoke and tar. This release of 4,000 bottles is a journey under the volcano.

San Lorenzo is a single vineyard wine from a contrada in Randazzo. It sits 750-780 meters above sea level and the vines are now over 80 years old. The entire vineyard is around 8 hectares but only the oldest 1 hectare parcel of vines is selected for the single contrada bottling. The rest is used for A Rina and the Rosato.

The wine is almost entirely Nerello Mascalese but also have very small amounts of Nerello Cappuccio since the varieties are co-planted.  San Lorenzo is fermented in a combination of formats - 2,600 liter barrels, cement, and vat.

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