Sicily, Italy

Azienda Agricola Il Censo

Provvido Terre Siciliane Rosso Nero d'Avola 2016

Who doesn’t judge a book by its cover? The faux Olivetti typewriter font crowding the label screamed Bea and our aesthetic judgment was correct. The acolytes have done the master proud, this is wild: great tannins, a big blueberry note, pepper, leather, fennel, fabulous nose. Really in a great spot right now after 2 hr decant. — 2 days ago

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Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

I’ve been hearing a lot about bea lately, beyond seeing his wines pushed everywhere, and really want to dig in.

Frank Cornelissen

Susucaru Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese Rosato

#dryred , #lightbody , notes of #strawberry but not as high acidic as #pinot , smooth tannins. Finishing with hint of black pepper and #bitteralmond. Best to go with #cheeseplate and #rabbit , #smokesduckbreast, basically #frenchcountry #picnicfood — 5 days ago

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Gambino Vini

Petto Dragone Etna DOC 2015

During this time of panic and anxiety, I pulled a bottle from a time that brought my wife and I so much joy and laughter. This winery in Sicily at the top of Mount Etna was the best of times. Nerello Mascallese grapes growing 2500 feet above sea level. Cranberry, raspberry, rhubarb, cherry and volcanic brush. — 13 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Enjoy the little things. All the best!

Alice Bonaccorsi

Rosso Relativo Sicilia IGT Nerello Mascalese

Nerello mascalese rosato of a garnet umber hue; really a light red. Layers of strawberry, honey and red fruit. But with volcanic dust. Aromas tight at first, but then lush, blossoming into rosehips and burnt caramel, olives and red fruit. Super good. — 6 days ago

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Eduardo Torres Acosta

Versante Nord Uve Bianche Terre Siciliane Minnella Blend 2013

Blend of Nerello Mascalese (50%), Grenache (20%) and indigenous white varieties Grecanico, Carricante and Coda di Volpe from old, ungrafted vines on a 0.5 hectare plot within the Nave contrada on Etna’s cooler north slope. At over 3,300 ft elevation, the area lies outside/above the upper limit of the Etna DOC, but is nevertheless considered some of Etna’s best terroirs because of the high altitude and length of the growing season (Frank Cornelissen also calls the north side home). Biodynamically farmed. Partially de-stemmed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in cement tanks, aged in old Slavonian oak. Sleek, elegant, refined, with subtle aromas of red fruit, pine, ash and spices. Warm, graceful, mineral. — a day ago

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Girolamo Russo

San Lorenzo Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese - Nerello Cappuccio 2016

Close to my ideal of red wine...
Fresh, wild, energetic, full of life, full of fruit, subtle, elegant, long, bright...
When Burgundy meet the best of Nebbiolo, with a foot in the wildest Willamette valley hills...is Nerello Mascalese the hidden son of Pinot and Nebbiolo?
— 10 days ago

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Passopisciaro

Passopisciaro Sicilia Nerello Mascalese 2017

Excellent! Went well with our over ordering of pizza one last time before the looming lock down in NJ.
Black fruit, charcoal, tobacco, and violet. Silky smooth tannins. If you like burgundy or grenache type wines, then try any of the etna reds.
— 14 days ago

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Alessandro di Camporeale

Vigna Di Mandranova Grillo 2018

Bright and lively, with structure on the back end. Buying more soon, — a day ago

Sarah Bignami
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Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

@Chris MacLean Grillo not always easy to find but a great summer sipper.

Cantine Francesco Minini

Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola 2017

Really enjoyed this wine. Quite complex on the nose and taste. Caramel, vanilla, and a hint of oak on the nose. I thought it was somewhat bitter up front, then Smokey, slightly grape juicey, finishing quite dry. Would love to have this wine again especially for the price. — 6 days ago

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Feudo Montoni

Sicilia IGT Nero d'Avola 2014

Prephylloxera vines. Vcruca is a bush that grows spontaneously around the vineyards. This herb has aromas of menthol mixed with incense oil. 500m above sea level. Fermentation in cement for 25 days. Aging 45 months in cement, 6 months in barrels, 6 months in bottle. Forest floor, cherry, eucalyptus. What an elegant Sicilian wine, fantastic!!! Purchased at West Palm Wines. — 12 days ago