Nerello Mascalese


Fragore Etna Rosso Contrada Montelaguardia Nerello Mascalese 2018

Delectable Wine

Musky red currants, underbrush and crushed ashen stone form a dark and inviting bouquet as the 2018 Etna Rosso Fragore opens in the glass. This is pure and lifted in style, with vivid wild berry fruits and hints of tangerine energized by bright acidity. The palate is left drenched in primary concentration, as bitter hints of licorice and balsamic spice slowly fade. This is a total success for a difficult vintage. The Fragore hails from the Montelaguardia Contrada on the north side of Etna. It’s refined in second- and third-pass barriques for 16 months. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
— 3 days ago

Frank Cornelissen

Susucaru Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese Rosato 2020

Certainly nothing out there like it. As others have noted, more akin to a light red. The red fruit here (cranberry, strawberry, sour cherry) yields to intense baked earth, herbal, dried rose petal and exotic spice, almost recalling amaro but without any sense of heaviness. Brilliant with cauliflower tikka masala — a month ago

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Tenuta Tascante

Contrada Pianodario Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2020

Flinty w/ slight effervescence. Lovely! — 5 hours ago

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend 2020

Delectable Wine

The 2020 Etna Rosso is remarkably pretty, finessed and floral in style, with dusty rose and licorice-tinged cherry berry fruits forming its bouquet. It’s silky in texture with a pure mix of red fruits and subtle inner spice, all nicely motivated by brisk acidity. The 2020 leaves a saline and citrus-derived tension through the finale, along with a subtle coating of fine tannins that communicate refinement and poise. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
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Rovittello Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Blend

Freaking amazing, I hope someone is still importing this wine, it is slate and brimstone, soft tannins and beauty. It’s really opened up and we are still waiting on the Porterhouse to finish on the grill. Pretty marvelous Father’s Day wine — 7 days ago

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Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel Etna Nerello Mascalese 2015

2018 Cornelissen baseline wine. Excellent. — a day ago

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Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel FM Nerello Mascalese 2018

Great etna but a tad overpriced — 14 hours ago

Tenuta Tascante

Ghiaia Nera Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2019

2019. Tart berries 🍓 and lava rock 🪨!
Great with pizzas 🍕
— 7 days ago

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Frank Cornelissen

Susucaru Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend 2020

Entry-level red, blend of mostly Nerello Mascalese (85%) with other local varieties, Nerello Capuccio, Minella Nera, Alicante Bouschet, Minella Bianco from different vineyards on different contradas. Quite fragrant. Berries, strawberry, smoke and floral notes on the nose. Juicy. Crunchy red fruit on the palate. Tart. Good acidity — 14 days ago

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Fattorie Romeo Del Castello

Allegracore Etna Rosso DOC Nerello Mascalese-Nerello Cappuccio Blend 2019

Delectable Wine

The 2019 Etna Rosso Allegracore opens with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, yet it then morphs into a wild blend of savory herbs, sour cherries, tangerine and crushed ashen stone. It’s soft-textured, verging on fleshy in feel, yet pure in character, casting mineral-tinged red berries over a core of brisk acidity. This finishes long and lightly structured, while leaving a black tea-like staining upon the senses, all under an air of rosy florals. This varietal Nerello Mascalese is simply stunning today, yet it should also excel through short-term cellaring. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
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