Nerello Mascalese

Passopisciaro

Contrada Porcaria Etna Rosso 2016

From one of our favorite producers in Italy, this is a nerello mascalesi from the slopes of Mt Etna in Sicily. A small production version of their main wine, this is a bit young right now but opened up beautifully in the glass over 30-40min. An amazing complement to the seared waygu filet (and probably the best waygu I’ve ever had at any restaurant. Ever.). Run...don’t walk...to Fiola in Washington, DC (and ask for Jennifer, one of the sommeliers here who totally knows her shit when it comes to Italian wines). Just a fantastic evening! — 8 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Shawn, David and 12 others liked this

Eduardo Torres Acosta

Versante Nord Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese 2016

great nose of black cherry, potpourri, cigar and hint of woodsmoke. excellent, racy minerality with a slightly hot, alcohol finish. very interesting Etna wine — 9 days ago

Brooke Gannon
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San Lorenzo

Camporè Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Nerello Mascalese

Tenute San Lorenzo Camporé Etna Rosso
Ruby and dusted brick colored, shiny almost oily, pickled Luxardo amarene, bitter chocolate layered with sage and mediterranean brush. The entry is soft, elegant but it expands and coats lightly yet with presence.Sandle wood and wet vulcanic soil follow olfactory, delightful.
— 17 days ago

Passopisciaro

Passopisciaro Sicilia Nerello Mascalese 2015

Passorosso. 13.5% abv. A good 1-1.5% abv less than the 2012 and 2014. More delicate as a result. Resiny red fruits. Minerally. Good! — 11 days ago

Anthony De, Ceccherini and 4 others liked this

Vigneti Vecchio

Sciare Vive Etna Rosso 2017

Super bright. Finish gets a bit hot. — 7 days ago

Kirk, Mark and 10 others liked this

Cusumano

Guardiola Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2014

Daniele recommended for its pepperiness and light body. Very nice. — 4 days ago

Colby WallerVicki Sliwa
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Chris and Max liked this

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Nerello Mascalese 2014

Rose, ash on nose, bright red fruit, mineral, crisp, high acidity on palate, soft tannins after opening up. Light to medium body. My kind of wine. — 24 days ago

Anthony De, David and 15 others liked this

Benanti

Rosso di Verzella Etna Rosso Nerello Blend 2016

This Sicilian wine smells and tastes like Burgundy with a volcano. The nose carries earthy-yet-floral notes on a mineral base. The palate is not like Pinot Noir, but not like Sangiovese, either. It paired much better with the involtini than it did with the tomato sauce spaghetti. I guess the grape blend - Nerellos Mascalese and Cappuccio - like eggplant better. It showed a bit of brown around the edge, not something you see often in a young wine. — 21 days ago

P, Daniel P. and 8 others liked this

Passopisciaro

Passorosso Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese 2016

Cathy Corison
9.7

I love this wine. Light body but just the right amount of grip. Earthy, mineral. Cherry/cranberry juice. Snappy acidity. — 19 days ago

William martin
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Weijie, Hermes and 42 others liked this

Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel PA (Porcaria) Etna Nerello Mascalese 2014

Super juicy with tons of dark fruit and all the minerality you expect from these wines. Enough tannin to hold it all together. Great with short ribs over mushroom risotto. — 14 days ago