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'a Rina - 2020

Girolamo Russo

4.00 / 5.0

red still, dry
Etna DOC, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
1085 UAH
not available
Girolamo Russo 'a Rina 2020

For a'Rina, Giuseppe sources grapes from almost every vineyard under his management - San Lorenzo, Feudo, Calderara Sottana and Feudo di Mezzo. The juice ferments in stainless steel tanks and small open vats for ten days. Then the wine spends 12 months in 2,600 L Slavonian oak casks and concrete tanks.


4.00 / 5.0750 ml@GarageSicily by Vova and Mykola

What a lovely wine! No wonder so many people selected it as the favourite of the evening. A charming bouquet of red fruits, chocolate, red flowers and a forest floor. It's like a cold-climate Pinot Noir. Delicate, round with good fruit. Alcohol is well integrated. Flavours of cherry confiture, forest floor.

Wine #5 on Sicily by Vova and Mykola event.

Girolamo Russo

Making wine on the slopes of Mount Etna is an intensely personal, profound and ongoing act of love.

A friend of mine once said that all people divide into two categories: those who live in Valais and those who want to live there. I have never been there, but I understand this appreciation of the land you live in. And I think the same applies to Etna, at least to some extent. Unlike many, Giuseppe Russo is affiliated with Etna by the right of birth. A graduate of the Humanities with a Diploma in piano, he re-established the family winery in 2005 and dedicated it to the memory of the late father, Girolamo. Their vineyards cover 18 hectares, surrounded by hazelnut and olive groves.

馃挕 "Fun" fact. The official site states that the vineyards cover 18 hectares. But the technical sheet of a'Rina 2018 talks about 19 hectares. Either a typo or the winery grew a bit. By the way, the Good Wine page says that Giuseppe owns 26 hectares, half of which he sells.