Don Michele

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend

9.165 ratings
9.112 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Earth, rocks, roses and blue fruit. Rustic tannins.

Earth, rocks, roses and blue fruit. Rustic tannins.

Jan 17th, 2018
Olga Tuttle

Partner/Winemaker Teutonic Wines

9.9

Sicilian wine from the base of Mount Etna. 95% Nerello Mascalese, 5% Nerello Cappuccio. Soft but chalky, earthy, more low tones, herbaceous but not too much. Medium body, slight rhubarb, but again- not in the way wines can be when they are too young to drink. Really lovely wine. Apparently, the winery is no longer making wine due to lack of interest from the family heirs.

Sicilian wine from the base of Mount Etna. 95% Nerello Mascalese, 5% Nerello Cappuccio. Soft but chalky, earthy, more low tones, herbaceous but not too much. Medium body, slight rhubarb, but again- not in the way wines can be when they are too young to drink. Really lovely wine. Apparently, the winery is no longer making wine due to lack of interest from the family heirs.

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2013
Tala Drzewiecki

Wine blogger Winelandia.com

8.9

So intense I can barely drink it, but I love it. Much like American whiskey.

So intense I can barely drink it, but I love it. Much like American whiskey.

Feb 8th, 2014
Eric Tabas

A great Southern Italian redwine full of bright red fruit. Feel the heat and the soft tannins. So drinkable with fruit that invites you to have another sip. Great value.

A great Southern Italian redwine full of bright red fruit. Feel the heat and the soft tannins. So drinkable with fruit that invites you to have another sip. Great value.

Jan 15th, 2018
Noah Raizman

Really impressive. Light-medium bodied and zesty overall with fine tannic grip. Loads of floral red fruits with cedar spice, a touch of tar, white pepper and violet. Approachable, classic, satisfying and geeky at the same time.

Really impressive. Light-medium bodied and zesty overall with fine tannic grip. Loads of floral red fruits with cedar spice, a touch of tar, white pepper and violet. Approachable, classic, satisfying and geeky at the same time.

Dec 20th, 2017
Corey Utsurogi

Ita salty! But good. Like really yummy.

Ita salty! But good. Like really yummy.

May 7th, 2016
Jeanine Thorpe

Recommendation from SPQR waiter. Great wine with dinner.

Recommendation from SPQR waiter. Great wine with dinner.

Sep 27th, 2015
Kai Wright

Going south for mountains this time. A nice pairing for Game of Thrones S5!

Going south for mountains this time. A nice pairing for Game of Thrones S5!

Apr 13th, 2015
Amelia McLear

Nice tannins, dry raisin finish. Good to drink on its own or with food

Nice tannins, dry raisin finish. Good to drink on its own or with food

Mar 22nd, 2015
Ty Agens

I'd just go with the comments of @olgatuttle (and you should try their @teutonicwines if you see them. Exc Pinot noir & rose)

I'd just go with the comments of @olgatuttle (and you should try their @teutonicwines if you see them. Exc Pinot noir & rose)

Jan 8th, 2015