Girolamo Russo

Calderara Sottana

2020
Sicily
Italy
Say It
Jee-ROH-lah-mo ROO-soh ET-nah ROH-soh Kahl-deh-RAH-rah Soht-TAH-nah
Varietals
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Capuccio
$75
Flavors & Qualities
Red Cherry Red Cherry
Leather Leather
Smoke Smoke
Linked Character
Organic Organic
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 2 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 1 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 2 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
Smooth & Silky
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This is a predominantly Smooth & Silky wine, but it shares structural nuances of Tone & Backbone as described in the tasting note below.

Tasting Notes
COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
14.5%
GRAPE(S)
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Capuccio
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GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Nerello Mascalese
94% Ne-RELL-o Mas-ca-LAY-zay
Nerello Mascalese is a grape indigenous to the slopes of Etna in north-east Sicily. The name Nerello is derived from Nero, meaning black, while Mascalese is a reference to Mascali, an area east of Etna and close to the coast. The wine is light in color and with fresh acidity, red-fruit flavor, gentle tannins which makes them attractive in their youth, but with enough structure to make them capable of ageing gracefully.
Nerello Capuccio
6% Neh-REL-loh Kah-POO-choh
Nerello Cappuccio is a red grape variety from Sicily, often blended with Nerello Mascalese. It produces wines with bright acidity, soft tannins, and flavors of red berries, herbs, and floral notes. Nerello Cappuccio adds color and aromatic complexity to blends, especially in Etna wines.
Country / State
Italy
Region
Sicily
Producer
Girolamo Russo
Winemaker(s)
Giuseppe Russo
Vintage
2020