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2018 Tenuta di Fessina Italy (Other Regional Reds) "Erse"

Tenuta di Fessina 2018 Erse

Winery: Tenuta di Fessina

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Erse"

Wine Category: Italy (Other Regional Reds)

Grape blend: 90% Nerello Mascalese, 8% Nerello Cappuccio & 2% Minnella & Carricante

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sicily

State or country: Italy

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: November 29, 2020

Wine Review: This bright light red colored Nerello Mascalese based wine from Etna opens with a new leather, dried cherry and orange zest bouquet. On the palate this wine is light bodied, balanced and pleasant. The flavor profile is a gentle dried cherry and cedar blend with notes of crushed stone. I also detected hints of red plum and a dash of allspice. The finish is dry and dusty tannins build-up a bit and are noticeable. The tannins would make this a perfect pairing with a fatty grilled wild King Salmon steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Light ruby
Scent: Wild berries, coriander, cloves, pimento, & pink pepper
Taste: Austere and soft tannins. Round and spicy, Erse tells an old story about Etna winemaking, where for hundred years the red grapes have been mixed with the white ones, a marriage between indigenous varieties. A picture of our melting pot vineyard where tastes and roots are melted together, giving a feminine complexity.

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