Le Casematte

Faro Nerello Mascalese Blend

9.25 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Nocera, Nero d'Avola
Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Beef, Tomato-Based, Lamb, Venison, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Pork
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

From the recently revived viticultural area of Faro in the north eastern tip of Sicily near Messina and not far from Mt Etna. Light to mid crimson in colour. Earthy savoury mineral notes with smoky red cherry. Light to medium bodied palate with a skinnsy note. A blend of the 2 Nerellos of Etna fame plus Nocera and Nero d’Avola - Sicily in a bottle! Not as wow as when I had it in Sicily but still impressive.

From the recently revived viticultural area of Faro in the north eastern tip of Sicily near Messina and not far from Mt Etna. Light to mid crimson in colour. Earthy savoury mineral notes with smoky red cherry. Light to medium bodied palate with a skinnsy note. A blend of the 2 Nerellos of Etna fame plus Nocera and Nero d’Avola - Sicily in a bottle! Not as wow as when I had it in Sicily but still impressive.

Aug 3rd, 2018
Jack Bender

Fun blend!

Fun blend!

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2017
Bob McDonald

Still catching up with my Sicilian notes and this was a cracking Wine - one of the highlights for me. A red blend of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappucio (60%) plus Nocero and Nero d’Avola. Funky savoury brilliant aromas. The 2 Nerellos much like Pinot Noir. Light to medium bodied, sappy, dry and delicious. Could be a Grand Or Premier Cru Burgundy 160 Hectares DOC; 7 producers in total. Buy some!

Still catching up with my Sicilian notes and this was a cracking Wine - one of the highlights for me. A red blend of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappucio (60%) plus Nocero and Nero d’Avola. Funky savoury brilliant aromas. The 2 Nerellos much like Pinot Noir. Light to medium bodied, sappy, dry and delicious. Could be a Grand Or Premier Cru Burgundy 160 Hectares DOC; 7 producers in total. Buy some!

1 person found it helpfulOct 17th, 2017
Robert Vernick

2014 La Casematte Faro (88 pts) #winereview - Extremely aromatic nose. Raspberries and red cherries on the nose. There are definite herbal notes of rosemary and thyme that took time to come out in the glass, but are now front and center. Subtle hints of ink as well. Medium- body, the palate starts with bright red fruit and fades into almost a sweet cherry tomato flavor with the herbal notes on the finish. The inky note is still present and I am wondering if it is from the Nero d'avola in the blend although minor. This is not as elegant as some Faros that I have tasted, but given how tiny the appellation is my reference points are few and far between. #wineterroir #wine #winelover #winegeek #winetasting

2014 La Casematte Faro (88 pts) #winereview - Extremely aromatic nose. Raspberries and red cherries on the nose. There are definite herbal notes of rosemary and thyme that took time to come out in the glass, but are now front and center. Subtle hints of ink as well. Medium- body, the palate starts with bright red fruit and fades into almost a sweet cherry tomato flavor with the herbal notes on the finish. The inky note is still present and I am wondering if it is from the Nero d'avola in the blend although minor. This is not as elegant as some Faros that I have tasted, but given how tiny the appellation is my reference points are few and far between. #wineterroir #wine #winelover #winegeek #winetasting

Jan 9th, 2017
Lindsey Perl

Lindsey had this 6 months ago

Lindsey had this 6 months ago

Feb 10th, 2019