Calabretta

Sicilia Nerello Mascalese

9.157 ratings
9.112 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Scott Wren

Dark fruit, old leaves, and some oak that is well integrated and adds creamy texture. Plus it’s got enough ecidity to be practically gulpable. Such a pleasure to drink. Goes with anything north of shellfish.

Dark fruit, old leaves, and some oak that is well integrated and adds creamy texture. Plus it’s got enough ecidity to be practically gulpable. Such a pleasure to drink. Goes with anything north of shellfish.

Apr 4th, 2018
Scott Wren

This feels like a beautifully aged Nerello mascalese. Tastes like rich mellowed fruit with old leaves still with substantial alcohol and a sharp aftertaste. Feels like fall in a bottle. Probably even better with a few more years.

This feels like a beautifully aged Nerello mascalese. Tastes like rich mellowed fruit with old leaves still with substantial alcohol and a sharp aftertaste. Feels like fall in a bottle. Probably even better with a few more years.

Nov 9th, 2017
Lauren Brooke

Tastes like a ripe Barolo grown in volcanic soil. Concentrated and juicy red fruit balanced by strong flavors of tobacco, ash, and dark earth.

Tastes like a ripe Barolo grown in volcanic soil. Concentrated and juicy red fruit balanced by strong flavors of tobacco, ash, and dark earth.

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2017
Amer S. Ahmed

I think this producer from Sicily can do no wrong. Dark plum, blackcurrant, pomegranate, all combined with chalky but integrated tannins and medium acid to cut the fattiest of foods. A true value and conversation starter. Enjoyed tremendously with a salty and juicy rack of lamb.

I think this producer from Sicily can do no wrong. Dark plum, blackcurrant, pomegranate, all combined with chalky but integrated tannins and medium acid to cut the fattiest of foods. A true value and conversation starter. Enjoyed tremendously with a salty and juicy rack of lamb.

Jun 11th, 2017
Chris Lucchese

Ripe. And ripping. The acid and fruits are killing it with the tannins. Just balanced and with some volcano in the back makes it one of my favorites. Drink it. And if you don't finish it, unlikely, it gets a little more funk and Brett over time! Yum

Ripe. And ripping. The acid and fruits are killing it with the tannins. Just balanced and with some volcano in the back makes it one of my favorites. Drink it. And if you don't finish it, unlikely, it gets a little more funk and Brett over time! Yum

Apr 26th, 2017
boyd pearson

Dig.

Dig.

Sep 17th, 2016
Gabrielle Micheletti

2006 avoja ancora...

2006 avoja ancora...

Jan 12th, 2017
Mike Mayer

Extremely juicy fruit bomb with a strong tannin backbone and wonderful acidity.

Extremely juicy fruit bomb with a strong tannin backbone and wonderful acidity.

Jul 1st, 2018
Evelyn Fleisher

Absolutely fantastic birthday wine

Absolutely fantastic birthday wine

Jan 20th, 2018
Tzippy Cohen

Funky!!

Funky!!

Sep 5th, 2017