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Mascalisi Nerello Mascalese-Frappato Blend

8.945 ratings
9.011 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Frappato
Top Notes For
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

8.7

lots of big, bold structure, but i’m not sure the blend works for me. i love Nerello for its ashy, mineral qualities and Frappato for its bright, rose, red fruit qualities. here they mash up into a wine i find rather extracted and not expressive of Sicilian terroir.

lots of big, bold structure, but i’m not sure the blend works for me. i love Nerello for its ashy, mineral qualities and Frappato for its bright, rose, red fruit qualities. here they mash up into a wine i find rather extracted and not expressive of Sicilian terroir.

May 20th, 2018
Brash Higgins

Nice stuff, lots of earthy elements, smoke and leather, spices. Med bodied and lifted, touch gamey

Nice stuff, lots of earthy elements, smoke and leather, spices. Med bodied and lifted, touch gamey

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2016
Aran Healy

Partner Ruby WIne, Carlotta Cellars, Thistle Cellars

9.5

2013

2013

1 person found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2015
Alex Alvärëz

Dat combination of super pretty red flower aromatics and serious grippy texture.

Dat combination of super pretty red flower aromatics and serious grippy texture.

May 17th, 2015
Kara Brooks

Flabby. No structure. Did not pair well with osso bucco. 2015 vintage.

Flabby. No structure. Did not pair well with osso bucco. 2015 vintage.

Mar 16th, 2018
Kamall

Too much funk for me. Out of balance. Maybe a bottle variation?

Too much funk for me. Out of balance. Maybe a bottle variation?

Mar 1st, 2018
Evelyn Fleisher

Great balance. Had at The Dairy

Great balance. Had at The Dairy

Feb 28th, 2018
Ginger Vintner

Slightly reductive nose. Once decanted, opens up into a beautiful sour macerated cherry with a sandy, earthiness and a very slight fresh oiled leather. Palate matches the nose beautifully in the un-adulterated sexiness. Worth every penny!

Slightly reductive nose. Once decanted, opens up into a beautiful sour macerated cherry with a sandy, earthiness and a very slight fresh oiled leather. Palate matches the nose beautifully in the un-adulterated sexiness. Worth every penny!

Dec 31st, 2016
Brian Terrizzi

Great spice, density and complexity. Tastes closer to cool climate Rhone than nerello.

Great spice, density and complexity. Tastes closer to cool climate Rhone than nerello.

Aug 7th, 2016
Helen O

B/b+ bramble fruit. Spicy. Earthy. Like it

B/b+ bramble fruit. Spicy. Earthy. Like it

Apr 9th, 2016