NERELLO CAPPUCCIO, 2014...
One of the few mono-varietal bottlings of the grape on Etna (Cappuccio is highly prone to disease), the 2014 presents an extremely strong case for what is normally regarded as the ‘back-up singer’ to the more widely planted Mascalese. Pungent red rose, violet and lavender nuances complicate fresh red cherry and red berries on the nose and palate. Tactile and saline, it’s a juicy mouthfeel that is quickly tempered by a delicate floral/herbal high note. This is one of those wines that simply brims with personality and what it may lack technical “correctness,” it makes up for in the fact that it’s one of those rare wines that seems to possess its own logic – a depth and soulfulness all of its own.