94 points, Wine Advocate |
About the Wine
94 points, Wine Advocate
“...Tenuta di Fessina 2015 Etna Rosso Riserva Il Musmeci is made with Nerello Mascalese and shows signs of a delicate and slow bottle evolution. The fruit is intact with dried cherry and soft plum, but aged notes of tar, smoky ash and cured tobacco have also started to set in. These are elegant results with tannic tightness at the back, made for a steak and creamy mushroom sauce. You could wait to drink this bottle, but it tastes great right now.”
About The Winery
In 2007, Silvia Maestrelli founded Tenuta di Fessina in the village of Rovittello on the northeastern side of Mt. Etna. They have 17 acres of vineyards in Rovittello (2,200 feet) and 6 acres between Milo and Santa Maria di Licodìa (3,280 feet). These vineyards are located on different sides of the mountain in order to produce the best expressions of the indigenous varietals. There has also been a strong focus on hospitality: Seven rooms for guests were built inside a 17th century structure on the property. In collaboration with winemaker Federico Curtaz, Maestrelli has created one of the most successful and recognizable cellars in the Etna area and has become an exemplary ambassador of new Sicilian viticulture.