IDDA Etna Rosso DOP 2019
lava soil with sandy texture
Gaja wines have long been an integral part of Made in Italy, a recognizable brand and object of desire for all wine lovers. Angelo Gaia is a star on the world wine scene. A producer who is credited with transforming not only the international image and reputation of his Piedmont region, but also that of Italy. He has greatly influenced the processes of grape growing, winemaking, distribution and marketing. Gaia is one of the few brands that can compete with the best producers in Bordeaux and Burgundy in both quality and price.
The Graci winery is located in Passopisharo, in northeastern Sicily. Here, on the slope of'Etna, vines have been cultivated for thousands of years. One of the reasons Alberto Aiello Graci bought the vineyards here in 2004 was to take up and carry on the centuries-old tradition.
Graci's wines cannot exactly be called Sicilian: they are wines from'Etna. Not by chance, he chose as the winery's symbol the Cirneco dell'Etna, a greyhound bred on the island since'antiquity. Graci's wines are of great quality, organic made from grapes of native grape varieties such as Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Capuccio, Carricante and Catarratto.
Etna Rosso DOP "IDDA" is a joint project of two important families Gaja and Graci that took off in 2016.
It is a visionary project that has created a new reality on the slopes of Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, giving us an interesting red wine with great character and personality. In Sicilian dialect IDDA means "She." In this way with affection and admiration the locals call Etna.
It has a ruby red color. It offers a refined bouquet with notes of marzipan, black cherry and mulberry.
The palate is fresh and fragrant with a medium structure and lively acidity. The finish is mineral and
persistent, with hints of flint.
over 5-8 years
Fermentation and maceration for about three weeks, partly in wood and partly in concrete
2019 Decanter 92/100
2019 Robert Parker 93/100
2019 Wine Spectator 92/100
2019 Wine Enthusiast 93/100
2019 Antonio Galloni 92/100