93 Points Robert Parker
The 2012 Contrada G reveals earthy tones of crushed granite and flint that serve as a vivid remind that the great Etna volcano is never far. The Guardiola vineyard, which is stunningly beautiful by the way, sits between 800 and 1,000 meters above sea level. Franchetti's property is located near the bottom of the Contrada and has vines that are up to 80-years-old. The vineyard was spared from destruction by the 1947 eruption that sent violent lava flows down this way. Luscious fruit comes into focus and the wine is surprisingly soft and yielding on the finish. You rarely get this level of sensual richness in Etna reds.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Monica Larner. September, 2015