This is made from the Nerello Mascalese grapes grown on the sloped of Mt. Etna in north-east Sicily. Light ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has light black cherries with licorice and slight smoke. Medium tannins. Medium bodied. On the palate, this has good acidity with black cherry fruit and underlying char. The finish turn more cherry cough drop with an interesting almost menthol note. A very interesting wine. Almost like a mythical cross between a very elegant Burgundy Premier Cru and a robust Chianti. This is very food friendly although probably best with roast fowl, vegetables or meat. Drink over the next four to seven years. An excellent value as well.