Etna Rosso

Etna D.O.C.

100% Nerello Mascalese

This wine is produced at our Feudo di Mezzo winery, situated in the heart of Etna viticulture. It comes from Nerello Mascalese grapes, and from the search for a modern expression of this noble grape variety cultivated in the unique and splendid terroir of Etna.


Etna rosso
2015 James Suckling 92
Merum 2 cuori - Vino molto buono
  Jancis Robinson


2014 Decanter World Wine Awards Silver (90 pt.)
Sommelier Wine Award Bronze
Vinous 88
Jancis Robinson 16,5
  Wine & Spirits


2013 Wine Enthusiast 90
  Wine Spectator


2012 Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze


510 metres

Above sea level



21°Average temperature


Farming system

Spurred cordon

Planting density

5.000 vines per hectare



Cloudiness 75%
Humidity 81%
Wind 10.3mh ↙

First Vintage


See vintages

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • In general, the grapes are extraordinarily healthy thanks to the lack of rainfall near the harvest. The amount is 10% higher compared to the 2011 vintage that was particularly poor, about 5% below average. Mount Etna The harvest seems to have a tremendous potential and we will be able to know more next year. Undoubtedly, this year the usual elegance of these wines grown on the volcano will give way to the power of the alcohol and tannins. However, this vintage seems to be characterized by wines with an above-average quality. The grapes are healthy and perfectly intact. This is definitely important for a mountain harvest, which by its very nature tends towards the rainy season.
  • It would be hard to imagine two harvests more different than those of 2012 and 2013. After the hot wines of last year, we have perhaps returned to a vintage more in the ‘Etna style’. A long dry summer, but not too hot, just perfect. However we did need the September rains, and the rain arrived and never seemed to finish! We waited patiently, and then a miracle arrived. On 15th October a sort of Indian Summer arrived and completely turned the vintage around. On Etna it is essential to harvest late to ensure the quality of the reds. It seems early to say but it seems that the whites indicate minerals and Nerello its variety.

Time of Harvest





The grapes are picked into crates and, if necessary, are at once refrigerated at 10⁰C, then selected by hand; after destalking, they ferment at 23⁰C in wooden vats and in stainless steel vats, they remain on the skins for 14 days, with a mixing and two manual stirrings each day, decanted with the help of the vertical press and the wine obtained thus matures in wooden and stainless steel vats for 6-8 months.


Alcohol Content



Aging Capacity

To drink at once or keep for up to 6-7 years

Tasting Notes
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Mouth
A wine which unexpectedly transforms into a champion of drinkable red wine with marked savoury flavour and a tasting profile produced by a ferrous touch, rhubarb and very evident black pepper.
Vanilla, sour cherry, wild strawberry, a very clean floral effect.
In the mouth substantial but smooth. Very expressive fruit with more complex aromatic elements of undergrowth, myrtle and oriental spices.
A wine for everyday drinking. Its gastronomic adaptability allows it to accompany the simplest dishes such as pasta with tomato to more complex dishes of meat and fish.
With Casa Planeta’s Kitchen

Fried porcini mushrooms

INGREDIENTS Serves 4 to 6

700 g / 1 lb. 9 oz. porcini mushrooms

400 g / 14 oz. rice flour

200 ml / 6 3/4 fl. oz. light beer or very fizzy

mineral water

1 egg

peanut oil

salt to taste

DIFFICULTY 2/5 | PREPARATION TIME 3 hours (excluding the marinating)

Use a brush and a moist cloth to clean the mushrooms, making sure that all the soil has been removed. Don’t use water, and

don’t rinse the mushrooms. Be sure to leave the mushrooms whole. Once you’ve cleaned them, cut the larger ones into 1/2-centimeter slices, and the smaller ones into four parts. In a bowl combine the flour, the beaten egg and the beer or mineral water (chilled). If the temperature in the kitchen itself is high, or if it’s summer, add some ice cubes to the mixture.

Heat the peanut oil in a skillet. Dip the mushrooms in the mixture one at a time and make sure to coat the whole surface. Use

tongs to fry the coated mushrooms in the hot oil for about 5 minutes. Serve warm with a pinch of salt.


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