Calabretta

Vecchie Vigne Sicilia Nerello Mascalese

9.114 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.1

Warm vintage, elevated alcohol and concentration but much welcome for dinner on a cold January night. Scorched earth typicity prevails over barnyard aromas, slight va adding lift, but generally a sound bottle compared to past experience. The velvety/evolved tannins of this wine elevated its rusticity past other more predictably high toned and rigid Etna Rossos.

Warm vintage, elevated alcohol and concentration but much welcome for dinner on a cold January night. Scorched earth typicity prevails over barnyard aromas, slight va adding lift, but generally a sound bottle compared to past experience. The velvety/evolved tannins of this wine elevated its rusticity past other more predictably high toned and rigid Etna Rossos.

Jan 18th, 2019
Peter N

2007 close or at its peak remarkable in its combination of primary and tertiary flavors. Delicious.

2007 close or at its peak remarkable in its combination of primary and tertiary flavors. Delicious.

Oct 17th, 2017
Byron Hewett

Earthy, leather, red fruits, smoke. Minerally. Big!

Earthy, leather, red fruits, smoke. Minerally. Big!

Aug 24th, 2019
Michael Duffy

These are stunners. 11 years old and holding onto those primary fruits - cherry, grape candy. Underneath it is that volcanic smoke, flowers in the rubble, something herbaceous, something salty. Brilliant acidity. And it’s like $30.

These are stunners. 11 years old and holding onto those primary fruits - cherry, grape candy. Underneath it is that volcanic smoke, flowers in the rubble, something herbaceous, something salty. Brilliant acidity. And it’s like $30.

Dec 23rd, 2018
Sara Dempsey

my favorite vintage thus far.

my favorite vintage thus far.

Aug 7th, 2018
Devin Bostick

Aged wet hay, sorrel syrup whiskey meaty bite, great tannin that sits early kind of arch’s then falls away, rich purple for so much structure great balance, 2007 is ready! Alc hidden!

Aged wet hay, sorrel syrup whiskey meaty bite, great tannin that sits early kind of arch’s then falls away, rich purple for so much structure great balance, 2007 is ready! Alc hidden!

Jul 12th, 2018
Robert Agans

Very good. Paired with chicken sausage, vegan pesto and whole wheat spaghetti.

Very good. Paired with chicken sausage, vegan pesto and whole wheat spaghetti.

Feb 18th, 2018
Fabian Kühlhorn

Massa torkad frukt och fatkryddor. För tankarna till vörtbröd och port såhär i december.

Massa torkad frukt och fatkryddor. För tankarna till vörtbröd och port såhär i december.

Dec 7th, 2017
Matt Berkovitch

Sommelier Babbo

9.3

Matt had this 2 years ago

Matt had this 2 years ago

Feb 11th, 2018
Erik Rupinski

Erik had this 8 months ago

Erik had this 8 months ago

Jan 30th, 2019