Trimarchisa and Pietrarizzo
SICILY, ITALY 2015
Mount Etna’s Tornatore estate continues to knock it out of the park with the 2015 vintage. Garnering acclaim with scores of 95-points, the unrivaled wines from this historic winemaking family continue to impress with their brilliant single vineyard bottlings. With such an incredible response to Tornatore’s Etna Bianco and Rosso, we were thrilled to secure two of their highly-coveted crus, the 2015 Pietrarizzo and 2015 Trimarchisa. Utilizing their legendary winemaking skills combined with a great vintage, these are two wines we can’t get enough of.
On the northern slopes of the volcano, Pietrarizzo is considered one of the region’s finest crus, consisting exclusively of the local Nerello Mascalese and harvested by hand. Here, the vines struggle for water in the volcanic, rocky terrain, producing grapes with intense fruit and color yet balanced with a mineral driven back bone and a lively acidity. This is a refined and elegant wine, with aromas of rose petals and berries that lead to flavors of cherries and herbs complemented by minerality. Not to be outdone, Timarchisa is located on a ridge of lava soil that is intermixed with calcareous sediments as it bends towards the Alcantara River in Verzella (a province within the town of Castiglione di Sicilia). Here the vines have an average age of 40 years old and consist mostly of Nerello Mascalese with a touch of Nerello Cappuccio. Ripe yet structured, the wine is intense and brooding, with flavors of dark fruit and cedar. Bolder and burlier than its brother, the Timarchisa will age for decades to come.
Please note, as the wines of this leading pioneer from one of Italy’s hottest wine regions are even more limited in production than their Etna Rosso and Bianco, we suggest securing your orders quickly before they sell out.
*Offer NOT valid in-store. Offer is made pre-arrival, with the wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in July/August 2018. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.