Girolamo Russo’s “A Rina” is a spectacular wine that stands apart as an affordable bottle that over-delivers in every way. One of our favorite light-bodied wines in the entire store, expect lots of finesse with ample notes of cherry and plum. Nice undertones of leather, tobacco and spice give this wine added intrigue. A little rustic, and yet, pure elegance. Depth and flavor of fruit abound, with an ashy minerality that is a signature trait of wines originating from around the famous Mount Etna. Velvety tannins and fresh acidity come together to make this wine a pleasure to drink.
TJ discovered Girolamo Russo at VinItaly and knew he had to have his wines at the store. A Sicilian red made with natural yeasts, this wine is not fined or filtered. Made from all organically grown grapes, 94% of which are Nerello Mascalese, with Nerello Cappucio comprising the final 6%. The winemaker, Giuseppe, is a true family man. Being native to the area, he started the vineyard in 2005 in honor of his father Girolamo, and to this day still works the vineyards and vinifies the wines himself.
Certainly a wine you will want to get to know, “A Rina” is a perfect wine for any occasion. Come try it out tomorrow, the 21st, at our Free Tasting from 4pm-7pm! Certainly one of the many gems on the shelves here, this is a favorite that I go back to over and over again. Enjoy it with friends and family this holiday season!
Regular Price: $30/bottle
15% per Bottle Discount: $25.50/bottle
25% 6 bottle Discount: $135 ($45 savings at $22.50 a bottle)