We are thrilled to have 3 cases of Calabretta Etna Rosso 2002 ($27), ‘Best of Tasting’ in the New York Times wine column on volcanic reds from Sicily coming into the store Wednesday.
Described by the Times as “Lively, energetic and pure, with deep, rich fruit and mineral flavors, mellowed by age and underscored with a touch of funk,” we were surprised that the winery’s current release is 10 years old! As Eric Asimov pointed out, it is the rare winery these days that offers the “costly service of aging wine for years before release” but that the benefits in this case include how “time in the bottle can soften tannins and mellow the sometimes aggressive acidity.” The ability to age likely stems from the winery’s longtime roots in Sicily. Massimiliano and Massimo Calabretta are the lastest caretakers of the vines that have been in the family for generations.
To reserve your bottle of the Calabretta Etna Rosso 2002 ($27, $22.95 in mixed or solid cases), call us at (718) 797-9463. We deliver via van in Manhattan and Brooklyn, by bike locally in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill and can ship outside NYC.
UPDATE: 19 bottles left.