Girolamo Russo Etna Rosso "A Rina"
E…T…N…A! Four letters that when combined, form one of our absolute favorite wine regions from both Italy and Sicily. For too-long have these wines flown under the radar, and thanks to Giuseppe Russo, who has taken over the property since his father’s death, wine-lovers of all stripes can re-discover these pure expressions of Nerello Mascalese. Heavily influenced by its proximity to the scorched earth of Mount Etna, this is a wine with exuberant flavors of red fruit, burnt cherry, and deep, dark tobacco. Present-yet-integrated tannins hold it all together, long enough for you to open that second bottle.