Benanti

Il Monovitigno Sicilia Nerello Cappuccio

9.250 ratings
9.216 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.3

Past vintages have been reminiscent of Sangiovese, this 2012 reminds me of Nebbiolo. Spectacular with Italico's excellent food.

Past vintages have been reminiscent of Sangiovese, this 2012 reminds me of Nebbiolo. Spectacular with Italico's excellent food.

1 person found it helpfulAug 1st, 2016
Brett Jones

Light ruby, black cherries, dry, maturing tannins adding a delicious complexity to the dark fruit, liquorice and briar notes in this unique Sicilian wine!

Light ruby, black cherries, dry, maturing tannins adding a delicious complexity to the dark fruit, liquorice and briar notes in this unique Sicilian wine!

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2015
Chris MacLean

Too much sweet, warm fruit that isn't offset by tannins or acidity. Seems like it was just picked too late. Slightly plummy but not really in an advanced way.

Too much sweet, warm fruit that isn't offset by tannins or acidity. Seems like it was just picked too late. Slightly plummy but not really in an advanced way.

Feb 22nd, 2017
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.0

Interesting how the structural elements are similar to mascalese. The fruit on the other hand is much more red and high toned.

Interesting how the structural elements are similar to mascalese. The fruit on the other hand is much more red and high toned.

Oct 13th, 2016
Sean K McNeely

Viticulture and Viniculture Assistant at Viña Vik Vineyard, Winery and Hotel

9.1

Absolutely delicious. Slightly brooding, eminently delectable.

Absolutely delicious. Slightly brooding, eminently delectable.

Oct 1st, 2016
Michael Housewright

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

8.9

Always lovely. Great to find out in Palo Alto

Always lovely. Great to find out in Palo Alto

Jan 12th, 2016
Giampiero Nadali

Wine Blogger Aristide

8.9

2012 - Nerello Cappuccio 100%, an interesting experiment from grapes coming from Santa Maria di Licodia, south western side of Etna DOC. #etnakalatour

2012 - Nerello Cappuccio 100%, an interesting experiment from grapes coming from Santa Maria di Licodia, south western side of Etna DOC. #etnakalatour

May 8th, 2015
Christine Martin

My mouth started watering when I smelled this. Elegantly balanced and beautiful.

My mouth started watering when I smelled this. Elegantly balanced and beautiful.

Mar 21st, 2015
Nik Darlington

Floral red, intriguing Nerello Cappuccio

Floral red, intriguing Nerello Cappuccio

Dec 27th, 2014
Giampiero Nadali

Wine Blogger Aristide

9.1

2006 Nerello Cappuccio 100%, a rarity! Very good!

2006 Nerello Cappuccio 100%, a rarity! Very good!

Nov 9th, 2013