Top 100 red wines of Etna

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Etna of Etna as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular of Etna and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Etna

The wine region of Etna is located in the region of Sicile of Italy. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Tenuta delle Terre Nere or the Domaine Gambino Vini produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Etna are Nerello mascalese, Carricante and Nero d'Avola, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Etna often reveals types of flavors of cherry, lime or new leather and sometimes also flavors of maraschino cherry, slate or crushed gravel.

In the mouth of Etna is a powerful. We currently count 176 estates and châteaux in the of Etna, producing 551 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Etna go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pasta or lamb.

Discover the grape variety: Grenache

Grenache noir is a grape variety that originated in Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium to large bunches, and grapes of medium size. Grenache noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Languedoc & Roussillon, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Etna

red wines from the region of Etna go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pasta or lamb such as recipes of korean bibimbap, leek pie or baekenofe (alsatian meat stew).

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Etna

On the nose in the region of Etna often reveals types of flavors of cherry, ripe strawberries or balsamic and sometimes also flavors of black plum, dried herbs or banana. In the mouth in the region of Etna is a powerful with a lot of tannins present in the mouth.

News from the vineyard of Etna

Lucio Tasca d’Almerita dies

Lucio Tasca d’Almerita died in Palermo this week, on 25 July, aged 82. In Sicily he was known simply as ‘Conte Lucio’, such was the reputation of the Count and the amount of respect and affection people had for him. Lucio was one of the pioneers of winemaking on the island from a technical point of view, but moreover he was able to demonstrate how effective the modernisation of Sicily could be from a cultural standpoint. Born in Palermo on 9 January 1940, he was an athlete in his youth and even ...

Andrew Jefford: ‘2021 has been the year of all the miseries’

How’s the weather been this year? Awful. ‘La nature m’écoeure’, one of my wine-growing friends posted on Facebook on 8 April, having been out to look at the frost-crippled shoots on his vines that morning: ‘Nature disgusts me’. It takes a lot to make a wine-grower feel that. He wasn’t alone. Jeremiads echo around the northern hemisphere as 2021 closes. It’s been the year of all the miseries. None suffered more horribly than the growers of Germany’s Ahr valley, where floodwaters caused by the fou ...

Andrea Franchetti: Obituary

Andrea Franchetti, one of the most talented and visionary Italian producers, has died at the age of 72 in Rome. In 30 years exactly, he positioned his superTuscan Trinoro among the top Italian references, producing a wine with stylish elegance and outstanding potential for ageing. Franchetti’s Bordeaux blends were without the over-extractions that were on-trend in the 2000s, nor the excess of fruit following phenolic maturity. He followed a precise idea to produce classic wines for the long haul ...