93 points James Suckling
“A pretty nose of roses, strawberries and garden herbs. Full-bodied with fine tannins and very precise intensity. Fruity. There’s a steely undertone here. Lovely. Drink or hold.”
92 points Vinous
"The 2020 is the total package when it comes to “entry-level” Etna Rosso. Its bouquet is remarkably pretty, yet also deep and vibrant, with masses of crushed red berries and rose tones excited by a minty freshness. The textures are silky and pliant, matched by medium-bodied weight, delivering a bright mix of ripe strawberries and sweet spices. All the while, a core of juicy acidity maintains marvelous freshness, even as a subtle coating of grippy tannins linger through the well-framed finale. Bravo, Alberto Graci."
Vinous Reverie Notes
At Graci, Alberto Aiello Graci remains steadfast in his respect for local traditions as well as the distinct nature of each vintage and only cultivates traditional varieties indigenous to Mount Etna like Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Intervention of any kind is extremely limited, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. They do not use herbicides in order to preserve the unique balance and vital energy of the soil. They do not use barriques, but only the big, upright, wooden casks known as tini and large, well-used wood barrels. Their sole objective is to reflect the personalities of their vineyards and the sublime differences between each and every harvest.