Palmento Costanzo

Mofete Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio

9.03 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

A little mean at first, but with air this gets friendlier. Nose develops very floral, delicate red berry fruit, with loads of slightly smoky, flinty cracked stone minerality. Lean and intense, but light in weight. Its flavors definitely highlight bitter minerally notes over fruit. Nice acidity and a long, mineral finish. Demanding on its own, it was really nice with a meat-heavy pizza.

UPDATE: Night 2, the bitterness has receded and been replaced by more fruit. It’s still lean and athletic, but more balanced. That development over the course of 24 hours suggests this will improve over the next few years. Upping score from 9.0 to 9.1.

A little mean at first, but with air this gets friendlier. Nose develops very floral, delicate red berry fruit, with loads of slightly smoky, flinty cracked stone minerality. Lean and intense, but light in weight. Its flavors definitely highlight bitter minerally notes over fruit. Nice acidity and a long, mineral finish. Demanding on its own, it was really nice with a meat-heavy pizza.

UPDATE: Night 2, the bitterness has receded and been replaced by more fruit. It’s still lean and athletic, but more balanced. That development over the course of 24 hours suggests this will improve over the next few years. Upping score from 9.0 to 9.1.

Mar 13th, 2021
Jon Baer

Jon had this 7 months ago

Jon had this 7 months ago

Sep 20th, 2020
Sarah Oettel

Sarah had this 2 years ago

Sarah had this 2 years ago

Jun 16th, 2019