Bright, deep ruby-red. Complex aromas of red cherry, raspberry nectar, sweet spices, violet and minerals. Sweet, lush and concentrated but quite suave too, showing lovely lift to the Nerello Mascalese-driven red cherry, violet and spice flavors. A dense yet juicy blend with ultra-smooth tannins and enough vibrant acidity to give focus to the rich red fruit and spice flavors on the long finish. This is already very attractive but really needs at least a few more years in the bottle to expand. The grapes used to make this wine are grown at an altitude of 700 meters in the subzones of Calderara and Feudo di Mezzo, which typically give more immediately accessible but complex Etna wines. The name of the wine refers to a Sicilian way of saying “in reference to big, structured wines.” AG : Good full red-ruby. Very deep aromas of red cherry, flint, violet and tar. Rich, dense and youthfully chewy, with flavors of tar and red plum complicated by minerals and wild herbs. The finish is long, tactile and dense. The unique soil and subsoil where these vines grow (lots of stones beneath the fine black basaltic flour-like sand on the surface) accounts for this wine’s masculine, stony personality and its capacity for slow development and graceful aging. WA:The I Vigneri 2014 Etna Rosso Vinupetra is a terrific wine that offers a uniquely high threshold when it comes to brightness and aromatic intensity. There might be a touch of that proverbial volatile acidity that works so nicely in the wine’s favor. It serves to enhance the bouquet. Dark cherry, apricot, candied orange peel and mild spice appear on the nose. The wine moves softly over the palate with silky intensity and firm structure.