Passopisciaro

Contrada Guardiola Sicilia Nerello Mascalese

9.177 ratings
9.222 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Eric Grasser

Mesmerizing. Haunting characters of bramble berry, roses, lava rock, Asian spice, citrus and herbs wrapped around a fresh medium weight, lively acidity and fine tannin. Finishes on a sweet alcoholic note.

Mesmerizing. Haunting characters of bramble berry, roses, lava rock, Asian spice, citrus and herbs wrapped around a fresh medium weight, lively acidity and fine tannin. Finishes on a sweet alcoholic note.

Sep 13th, 2023
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.4

I admit to a deeply abiding love for Etna Rosso. I’ve rarely met a Nerello Mascalese I didn’t like. But like doesn’t begin to describe my affection, nay, obsession with the single contrada wines of Passopisciaro. Guardiola stole then show last night with its usual forest berries filtered through pulverized rock and the scented with herbs and flowers.

I admit to a deeply abiding love for Etna Rosso. I’ve rarely met a Nerello Mascalese I didn’t like. But like doesn’t begin to describe my affection, nay, obsession with the single contrada wines of Passopisciaro. Guardiola stole then show last night with its usual forest berries filtered through pulverized rock and the scented with herbs and flowers.

Apr 2nd, 2022
Matt Perlman

Cherries, cinnamon red hot, stewed tomato and a kind of baked earth sensation. The hot Sicilian sun definitely comes through. Tannins still pretty robust up front.

Cherries, cinnamon red hot, stewed tomato and a kind of baked earth sensation. The hot Sicilian sun definitely comes through. Tannins still pretty robust up front.

Oct 9th, 2020
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.5

Nose of black cherry and pine straw. On the palate the flavors are the same, with great depth, structure, and length. This has a gravity that goes beyond most any Etna Rosso I’ve tasted. Phenomenal, and has years if not decades ahead of it...

Nose of black cherry and pine straw. On the palate the flavors are the same, with great depth, structure, and length. This has a gravity that goes beyond most any Etna Rosso I’ve tasted. Phenomenal, and has years if not decades ahead of it...

Oct 30th, 2017
Bob McDonald

Different Contrada but still 100% Nerello Mascalese. More perfume than the Chappemacine. Still bags of red fruits and minerality nailing the Etna style.

Different Contrada but still 100% Nerello Mascalese. More perfume than the Chappemacine. Still bags of red fruits and minerality nailing the Etna style.

Oct 11th, 2017
Adam Crane

This is going to be REALLY good with a few years of age on it.

This is going to be REALLY good with a few years of age on it.

Aug 7th, 2017
Adam Crane

A slightly more modern approach to Etna. More of the volcanic, charred earth component than the Terre Nere we drink before it.

A slightly more modern approach to Etna. More of the volcanic, charred earth component than the Terre Nere we drink before it.

Apr 12th, 2017
Jennifer DiDomizio

Always enjoy!

Always enjoy!

Mar 5th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Red fruit with a strong bread/yeast nose. This Sicilian exceeded my expectations.

Red fruit with a strong bread/yeast nose. This Sicilian exceeded my expectations.

Sep 28th, 2016
Matt

The most structured and complex of the flight. Expresses more grip. Sandalwood, moving toward black fruit, earth, meaty, violets, cocoa, way more mineral core to this. Very juicy and concentrated. Yes please.

The most structured and complex of the flight. Expresses more grip. Sandalwood, moving toward black fruit, earth, meaty, violets, cocoa, way more mineral core to this. Very juicy and concentrated. Yes please.

Jul 21st, 2016