Tornatore Pietrarizzo Etna Rosso 2017
  • Red Wine
  • Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese
  • Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 3 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14.50% alc./vol

Tornatore Pietrarizzo Etna Rosso 2017

Sicily, Italy
Regular price $39.95per bottle ($479.40per case)
12 bottles per case

Powerful & Structured

A rising star in the Etna region, Tornatore is becoming one of the region's biggest and most respected wineries. Their vineyards are located at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level on the north side of this active volcano.

Made with 100% Nerello Mascalese, Pietrarizzo Rosso has aromas and characteristics of wild strawberry, dried florals, red cherry, fresh herbs and spice, which integrate on the full-bodied palate with notes of slate and limestone before a smooth, lengthy finish. The Pietrarizzo Cru is considered to be one of the best on Mount Etna.

Pair it with rich meats, any kind of pasta with tomato based-sauces and pizzas!

This product is part of the LCBO November Classics Catalogue. It will take approximately 3-4 weeks to be delivered from its release date.

About the Winery

Azienda Agricola Tornatore

Out of a Sicilian family heritage that traces back to the 17th century, the Tornatore’s Mount Etna wine ventures began in 1865. Today the family’s operations are headed by Giuseppe Tornatore, a businessman whose expertise led to the acquisition of some of the region’s finest north-facing vineyards in the early 2000’s. That heritage and the Tornatore’s profound respect and understanding of the land is showcased in wines that capture the essence of Etna, deftly balancing concentrated flavors, complexity, freshness and refinement.

The company lies in the northern side of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The soils have volcanic origin and were created through the disintegration of lava, ash and stones from previous volcanic eruptions. The climate on the northern side of the Etna is characterized by mild temperatures, and more rain fall reflecting the influence of the Volcano. The combination of soil, climate and the skill of the winemakers, have made the northern slope of Etna an ideal area for the production of high-quality wines. “Our vineyards and our winery are only a few kilometers from our family home. Our entire family is rooted there. We have the greatest respect for this region, and we believe we have a responsibility to be stewards of Etna and to reflect its distinct character in our wines.” - Giuseppe Tornatore

Press Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

95 points

Aromas of flint, tobacco, tar and carob mingle with whiffs of dried rose, cherry marinated in spirits and camphor in this full-bodied red. The smooth, delicious palate delivers crushed raspberry, blackberry, grilled herb, cinnamon and sandalwood alongside polished tannins. With delicious fruit and weightless elegance, the alcohol content is barely noticeable.

James Suckling

92 Points

I love the intensity here with glazed cherries, dried rose petals and spice box. Full-bodied with ripe and succulent tannins and a fruit-driven finish. Drink now.

Wine Align

93 Points - Sara d'Amato

An effortlessly drinkable red, dynamic and complex with a wealth of botanical elements featured on the nose and palate. Spicy and indicative nerello mascalese grown in volcanic terroir. Notes of red and black cherry, rosebud, laurel, black pepper, ginger, juniper and orange zest. Compelling, complex and with great length. Ready-to-drink. Recommended. Tasted March 2021.