MandraRossa, Carthago, Sicilia, Sicily, Italy, 2017
(at Windsor, 31 Aug 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2030
The hot and dry 2017 vintage challenged growers across Europe but the result here is a successful wine, if a little plumper than usual. Spicy cedar and ripe red and black berry aromas are followed in the mouth by rich dark fruits and a streak of raspberry coulis. Some notes of chocolate, tobacco, earth and wood emerge towards the end. The acidity is well integrated, giving the body a sense of roundness.