Nerello Mascalese


Etna Rosso DOC Nerello Mascalese 2017

This wine does a little Pinot Noir act, medium ruby in the glass with earthy red fruit on the nose. The Sicilian grapes were grown on the slopes of Mt. Etna, and owner Michele Faro spoke during a Zoom gathering about his love of the volcanic soil. The nose also offers notes of coffee, sage and eucalyptus. The palate definitely shows the volcanic origin along with spice and pepper, plus a firm tannic structure. The sip finishes clean and savory. Very tasty. — a day ago

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Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel (Classico) Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2019

Delectable Wine

The 2019 Nerello Mascalese Munjebel seduces with a rich and sweetly scented bouquet of crushed black cherries, dried roses and cloves. It’s silky in texture, enveloping all that it touches with ripe red fruits and spices, nicely framed by saturating minerality, as inner violet florals form toward the close. There are tannins here, but they don’t get in the way; instead, they create a perfectly dry platform where notes of lavender, plum and allspice hover above. The Munjebel is a blend of fruit from Frank Cornelissen’s vineyards across the northern valley of Etna. It aims to please, and it will excel at doing so through short-term cellaring. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)
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Girolamo Russo

Feudo Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese - Nerello Cappuccio 2017

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The 2017 Etna Rosso Feudo launches up from the glass with an intense and rich display of crushed black cherries, balsamic-tinged brown spice and incense. Its textures are silky, even fleshy in feel, with a saturating mix of citrus-tinged, tart red and black fruits, all motivated by vibrant acidity. This boasts tremendous concentration yet carries it well, as a coating of fine tannin struggles to emerge, creating a push and pull of sweet and sour tension. There’s a lot of warm-vintage character packed into the 2017 Feudo, yet it maintains admirable balance. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)
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Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2015

Colour of cold black tea. Cherry, toffee, earth and dried herbs on the nose. Palate has savoury earthy cherry - just medium bodied. The following night savoury red fruits with a skinnsy element on the palate developing into a touch of astringency. Not for long keeping - drink now if you have some. — 2 hours ago

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Vecchie Vigne Sicilia Nerello Mascalese 2010

Delectable Wine

Masses of crushed black cherries laced with Christmas spice, lavender and dusty cedar waft up from the 2010 Nerello Mascalese Vigne Vecchie. It’s fleshy and round upon entry, offering ripe cherries, plums and burnt citrus that saturate the palate. Brisk acids work hard to add vibrancy and lift, in spite of the staining of concentrated primary fruit that lingers throughout the finish. The result is one of gravelly tension yet also satisfaction, like biting into a fresh yet tart raspberry. The 2010 Vigne Vecchie is the current release for this bottling, which spends six or seven years refining in 50- to 70-hectoliter Slavonian oak botti prior to bottling. It’s an experience wine, to say the least. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)
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Frank Cornelissen

Susucaru Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese 2017

A hot vintage Susucaru with 14,5% ABV makes for a good BBQ companion. Dark cherry, earth, crushed rock, tannins that bite back. Not much has changed after two years in the cellar, will probably stand for another five, but there is no need if matched with fat, salt and big flavours. — 17 days ago

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Rovittello Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Blend 2012

From prior bottles I didn’t decant this as I knew there was no sediment. One of the lightest Italian Reds you will find not considering Rosato. Mid to light Ruby in colour. Very earthy - cherry skins savoury and minerally. You can almost assume this has been grown on decayed lava flows, which it has. Bought at the cellar door around 5 years ago. I love this wine but it’s not worth the $110 AUD I paid. The grapes from Etnas favoured northern slopes even though the winery itself is on the south western slopes of Mount Etna. — 11 days ago

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Contrada Rampante Etna Rosso 2017

Delectable Wine

Darkly elegant and poised, the 2017 Etna Rosso Contrada Rampante slowly comes to life. Exotic spice scents emerge, mixed with smoky crushed stone, dried roses and black cherries. It’s silky-smooth with medium-bodied weight, complemented by bright acidity and a cooling mix of red and blue fruits. Sweet tannins and minerals mingle through the long, mouthwatering finale, leaving a lightly structured feel as inner violet florals slowly fade. This is incredibly pretty and already highly enjoyable, yet has short-term cellaring potential as well. Nicely done! (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)
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Tenuta delle Terre Nere

-Il Quadro delle Rose- Feudo di Mezzo Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2006

Loved this. Earthy, a tad rustic, red fruits. From Magnum. — 4 days ago

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Frank Cornelissen

Susucaru Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese Rosato 2019

All kinds of delicious, somewhere on the spectrum between a rose and a light red. Cranberry, strawberry, rhubarb, crunchy leaves — 19 days ago

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Ellen Clifford

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The epitome of crunchy red fruit wine! So very delicious🍷