Girolamo Russo Feudo di Mezzo 2013
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IMPORTED FROM ITALY BY AIR AND STOCKED IN CALIFORNIA
Accomplished musician turned Etna Rosso maestro Giuseppe Russo cultivates a few hectares of Nerello Mascalese just outside of Passopisciaro on the north slopes of Mount Etna.
Gisueppe's Feudo di Mezzo 2013 is another of his single-vineyard Etna Rosso cru's from a recently added tiny parcel of 100 year old vines called Feudo di Mezzo outside of Passopisciaro.
Another stellar example of what can be done on the northern slopes of Mount Etna, Giuseppe's Feudo di Mezzo has an inky body exploding with ripe raspberry and cherry, cranberry, spices and black minerality. Like all of his 2013 cru reds, acidity is balanced and the finish goes on and on.
Giuseppe is getting huge attention as one of the best Etna producers, with his San Lorenzo cru wines regularly winning the Gambero Rosso 3 Bicchieri award, and folks like James Suckling and Jancis Robinson showering him with vinous superlatives.
This is tiny-production Etna Rosso at its finest, with just 180 cases made. Think about that.
I have limited availability of this wine. If you're an Etna Rosso fan, I would recommend that you buy now, or collect all 3 of his wines (San Lorenzo, Feudo and Feudo di Mezzo).
Giuseppe is a fascinating man. You can read more about him in Robert Camuto's write-up. If you'd like to visit his cantina on your next trip to Sicily, just contact me.
NOTE: I limit purchases to just 3 bottles per person on this wine, given its rarity. Sharing the Feudo di Mezzo love is a good thing.
Bottle Size: 750ml
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