Passopisciaro

Contrada Porcaria Sicilia Nerello Mascalese

9.245 ratings
9.316 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Wow. This is an intense and epic Etna.

Wow. This is an intense and epic Etna.

Aug 20th, 2021
Shengli Hu

Bright ruby with low concentration. Beautiful nose of clean red fruits and flowers - juicy plum, red cherry, raspberry, rose, and licorice candy. Dried herbs, mushroom, sanguine, and savory notes on the palate with moderate alcohol, elevated but smooth tannins, and bright acidity. One of the best expressions of Nerello!

Bright ruby with low concentration. Beautiful nose of clean red fruits and flowers - juicy plum, red cherry, raspberry, rose, and licorice candy. Dried herbs, mushroom, sanguine, and savory notes on the palate with moderate alcohol, elevated but smooth tannins, and bright acidity. One of the best expressions of Nerello!

Jul 22nd, 2019
James Forsyth

Deliciousness from the slopes of Etna. Whereas lower altitude areas suffered that year, these slopes clearly fared well in 2011. Pinot like in structure. Earthy, forest fruits, focused. It was a delicious accompaniment to a home-smoked chicken.

Deliciousness from the slopes of Etna. Whereas lower altitude areas suffered that year, these slopes clearly fared well in 2011. Pinot like in structure. Earthy, forest fruits, focused. It was a delicious accompaniment to a home-smoked chicken.

Jul 21st, 2018
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.3

Tight crushed stones and wet chalkboard tinged with red berries, fresh herbs and a hint of forest floor.

Tight crushed stones and wet chalkboard tinged with red berries, fresh herbs and a hint of forest floor.

1 person found it helpfulJun 20th, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.6

Stunning liquid stone, dried flowers, and crushed berries. Hand carried back from the slopes of the smoking volcano.

Stunning liquid stone, dried flowers, and crushed berries. Hand carried back from the slopes of the smoking volcano.

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2014
Elisa Scavino

Elisa had this 8 years ago

Elisa had this 8 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2014
Darin Kendrick

This will go 20-30 years. Don't even try it now. Open a day and still a monster.

This will go 20-30 years. Don't even try it now. Open a day and still a monster.

Aug 8th, 2015
Mindy Lopus

Cherries, scorched earth, dusty ashey minerals, tomato plant, fine fine tannins. Bellissima.

Cherries, scorched earth, dusty ashey minerals, tomato plant, fine fine tannins. Bellissima.

May 8th, 2014
Rick Lopus

On Etna drinking Etna....

On Etna drinking Etna....

May 8th, 2014
Chris Baggetta

Sommelier/Wine Director Quince Restaurant

9.4

Passopisciaro "Contrada Porcaria" Rosso Sicilia - 100% Nerello Mascallese, 200% Delicious.

Passopisciaro "Contrada Porcaria" Rosso Sicilia - 100% Nerello Mascallese, 200% Delicious.

Aug 15th, 2013