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Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 80%; Nerello Cappuccio 20%
In a word: Warm, complex
Country of Origin: Sicilia, italy
Winemakers: Cantine Nicosia
The native Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio organically grown grapes from the Monte Gorna, on the high-elevation volcanic slopes of Mount Etna, produce a rich and complex wine with a great minerality and appealing aromas. In the making, 50% of the wine stays 5-6 months in barrique and 3-4 months in large oak casks; the ageing is completed by a stay of 6 months in the bottle before release.
Warm, complex, savoury nose with aromas of wild raspberry, leather, toasted nuts and dried petals. Delicate yet richly flavoured on the palate, rounded and silky with pure red berry fruit. Notes of brown spice, and liquorice and refined tannins lead to a long balsamic finish balanced by fresh acidity. A fine example of Sicily's most renowned red combining richness and elegance.
A good match with rich pasta dishes, roasted game, grilled meats and semi-aged cheeses.
2017 Vintage - Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 - Gold
Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic, Sustainable Farming
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