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PIETRADOLCE

Established in the Sicilian town of Castiglione di Sicilia on the Northern slopes of Etna, Pietradolce has become one of the finest wine producers from Sicily in a very short time. Their flagship , an Etna Rosso wine called Vigna Barbagalli, has already received 100 points from James Suckling. There are 11 hectares of vineyards at the Pietradolce winery, between 600-900 feet above sea, with three plots spanning two different territories (Rampante and Zottorinoto).
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A beautiful wine that shows Etna reds at their best. So impressive and enjoyable. Silky smooth with red fruits of raspberries and cherries that leap from the glass and delicious sweet spices on the long finish. This is a wine that with everything in perfect balance. With only 2,000 bottles made, this is one to snap up while you can.Armit...

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This Archineri Etna Rosso is a wine of absolutely stunning precision and character.  It is very reflective of its volcanic territory; with a fine, smoky intensity.  Bright redcurrant, dried rose petal and crab-apple notes accompany subtle earthy and herbal scents.  This savoury complexity is supported by fine, chewy tannins and textbook cherry juiciness.  This is a serious wine which demands...

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From vines planted over a century ago on sandy loam soils at over 850m on Etna’s vertiginous slopes, this is a remarkable expression of the indigenous Carricante grape.   Detailed notes of white peach, lemon, lime and soft sage create a full and distinct aroma which leads to an elegant, intense mouthfeel; stony, chalky minerals fill the palate which has a...

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2015 Etna Rosso, Pietradolce

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Intense aromas of blackberries and black cherries with a note of chocolate and spice. Velvety smooth on the palate with rich black fruit flavours, some notes of coffee and a touch of black pepper. Good chewy tannins to balance and lingering black fruit flavours on the finish.

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From vines planted over a century ago on sandy loam soils at over 850m on Etna’s vertiginous slopes, this is a remarkable expression of the indigenous Carricante grape.   Detailed notes of white peach, lemon, lime and soft sage create a full and distinct aroma which leads to an elegant, intense mouthfeel; stony, chalky minerals fill the palate which has a...

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2010 Vigna Barbagalli

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An extremely appealing and deliciously complex wine with a bouquet of wild cherries, sweet spices and exotic smoke with a hint of lavender. The palate is bursting with juicy, savoury fruits with notes of sour cherries and raspberries. Sensuous and complex, with a fine structure and a refreshing finish, this wine has the capacity to age for another ten years...

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A unique wine from pre-phylloxera, 100 year old Nerello Mascalese, whose yields are minute and produce less than half a bottle of wine per vine.  The result is an extraordinary achievement, particularly in 2014 which was an excellent vintage in Sicily.  Powerful, concentrated morello cherry combines with violet, raspberry coulis and impressive herbal and spicy scents.  There are full, mouthcoating...

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PIETRADOLCE WINES

Established in 2005, the Pietradolce winery is divided into 3 sections, where their main grapes are cultivated. Two of their sections are in the territory of Rampante, while the third lies in Zottorinoto.

The soil at Pietradolce is characterised by stony, light, sandy loam and mineral deposits that are in abundance thanks to the local volcano. The Pietradolce winery credits the volcano for giving their wines the special characteristics that make them so unique.

With a desire to stay true to their terroir, Pietradolce only cultivates grape varieties that are native to Mount Etna. They cultivate 3 main grape varieties. Nerello Mascalese is a late harvesting grape creating light coloured wines that display a red fruit character and gentle tannins - allowing the wines to be approachable at a young age, but also suitable for ageing. Nerello Cappuccio typically has a black fruit character that tends to be softer and less precise than its Mascalese counterpart. There are those who say Cappuccio is to Mascalese, what Merlot is to Cabernet. Finally, the winery also grows Carricante, a white grape variety that makes up the excellent Etna Bianco and is occasionally used to soften red varieties like Nerello Mascalese. Etna Rosse, Etna Bianco and Etna Rosato make up this winery’s core collection.

The wines of Etna are Pietradolce’s passion and it is a combination of respect for their tradition and modern viticulture techniques that enable them to make truly spectacular wines that express the unique terroir of Mount Etna.

Explore our full selection of Pietradolce wines online today. Discover more about Etna Bianco, Etna Rosso wine and all their counterparts.

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