Calabretta

Sicilia Nerello Mascalese

9.117 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Peter Sultan

You have to understand that not many wines ( well, that’s a bit bombastic) give me more pleasure consistently than this, the most recent release-2010! From Calabretta . Kinda like Lopez de Heredia meets Vallana, ie Nebbiolo, though it is Nerollo Macalese. Smoked, tar, roses, fine & integrated tannins on the palate- strong mid palate which in my imagination has gotten stronger with age. Super lithe and really ethereal body- light, light to medium body but gorgeous acid spine, strong presence. Not a light wine. Bought a case or so a while ago-I fear the day I am down to one. Polaner importer.

You have to understand that not many wines ( well, that’s a bit bombastic) give me more pleasure consistently than this, the most recent release-2010! From Calabretta . Kinda like Lopez de Heredia meets Vallana, ie Nebbiolo, though it is Nerollo Macalese. Smoked, tar, roses, fine & integrated tannins on the palate- strong mid palate which in my imagination has gotten stronger with age. Super lithe and really ethereal body- light, light to medium body but gorgeous acid spine, strong presence. Not a light wine. Bought a case or so a while ago-I fear the day I am down to one. Polaner importer.

Jun 5th, 2020
Noah Chasin

Dreamy and silken leavened with a kind of machismo.

Dreamy and silken leavened with a kind of machismo.

Apr 26th, 2020
Sean Grullon

One of the great Sicilian wines. Wild, rustic, complex, and delicious. Leather, cherries, earth, spice, with some floral notes and an intense granite-like minerality. Incredible extraction with polished tannins, while not masking it’s great aromatics and fantastic acidity and finish.

One of the great Sicilian wines. Wild, rustic, complex, and delicious. Leather, cherries, earth, spice, with some floral notes and an intense granite-like minerality. Incredible extraction with polished tannins, while not masking it’s great aromatics and fantastic acidity and finish.

Apr 17th, 2020
Jess

Adam really liked

Adam really liked

Mar 1st, 2020
Peter Sultan

Absolutely necessary short decant. Fills out after an hour or so. Otherwise it’s all bunched up. One of my favorite producers. In the spirit of Lopez de Heredia & Rio Alta.

Absolutely necessary short decant. Fills out after an hour or so. Otherwise it’s all bunched up. One of my favorite producers. In the spirit of Lopez de Heredia & Rio Alta.

Sep 10th, 2019
Phil Kessling

Big, bold, earthy nerello mascalese. This is a big wine that paired well with a grilled ribeye. Vigne Vecchie bottling.

Big, bold, earthy nerello mascalese. This is a big wine that paired well with a grilled ribeye. Vigne Vecchie bottling.

Sep 8th, 2019
aisforalan

leather. plums. pepper. dried leaves blackberries. from flatiron. buy again.

leather. plums. pepper. dried leaves blackberries. from flatiron. buy again.

Aug 31st, 2019
David D

Medium bodied, dark ruby color, nice complexity, a little funky and farmy. Leather, tobacco, juicy blackberries and plums, dried fig, clay, mushrooms, smooth but thick tannins. From Flatiron Wines.

Medium bodied, dark ruby color, nice complexity, a little funky and farmy. Leather, tobacco, juicy blackberries and plums, dried fig, clay, mushrooms, smooth but thick tannins. From Flatiron Wines.

Aug 31st, 2019
Jackie Chu

Funky, beautiful complexity. Leather, tobacco. Awesome producer

Funky, beautiful complexity. Leather, tobacco. Awesome producer

Aug 29th, 2019
Michal Rosenn

intense & funky

intense & funky

May 9th, 2019