Passopisciaro

Etna Nerello Mascalese

9.143 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Caleb Schiff

Pizza wine

Pizza wine

Jun 18th, 2019
Michael Herzog

Burgundian, but more approachable fruit. Nice tannins. Cool

Burgundian, but more approachable fruit. Nice tannins. Cool

May 10th, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

AG must be smoking the ash that dominated this wine, liquid smoke and savory herbs. More of a pizza wine than serious study into Sicily’s potential imo

AG must be smoking the ash that dominated this wine, liquid smoke and savory herbs. More of a pizza wine than serious study into Sicily’s potential imo

Dec 25th, 2017
Dylan York

2005 Passopisciaro Sicilia Rosso - Dry, medium plus acid, medium(-) body, medium alcohol. Tight texture with gripping moderate tannins. Aromas and flavors of ash, salted black cherries, iron/rust, bitter herbs and an oily floral essence. Right now it's all about austere red fruits and earthy mineral. Drink now.

2005 Passopisciaro Sicilia Rosso - Dry, medium plus acid, medium(-) body, medium alcohol. Tight texture with gripping moderate tannins. Aromas and flavors of ash, salted black cherries, iron/rust, bitter herbs and an oily floral essence. Right now it's all about austere red fruits and earthy mineral. Drink now.

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2015
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.0

Past peak. Off balance with extremely high abv. Some interesting secondary notes that were quite faint. #passopisciaro #nerellomascalese #etna #mtetnawine #scicily #ctbucklinwine

Past peak. Off balance with extremely high abv. Some interesting secondary notes that were quite faint. #passopisciaro #nerellomascalese #etna #mtetnawine #scicily #ctbucklinwine

May 27th, 2017
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.4

In a wonderful place. Sweet berry, leather, and liquid stone with dried flowers on the finish.

In a wonderful place. Sweet berry, leather, and liquid stone with dried flowers on the finish.

Apr 29th, 2016
Luigi De Micheli

Minerale .... Vulcanico , con i suoi 14 gradi elegantemente portati..... Bravi😄

Minerale .... Vulcanico , con i suoi 14 gradi elegantemente portati..... Bravi😄

Oct 16th, 2015
Sarah Bray

Wishing I were on Etna right now while Passopisciaro's Nerello Mascalese grapes are coming in from Contrada Porcaria. Meanwhile I'll be enjoying the 2012 Passopisciaro Rosso, drinking great with its fresh, ripe red fruits and peppery, mineral-driven finish.

Wishing I were on Etna right now while Passopisciaro's Nerello Mascalese grapes are coming in from Contrada Porcaria. Meanwhile I'll be enjoying the 2012 Passopisciaro Rosso, drinking great with its fresh, ripe red fruits and peppery, mineral-driven finish.

Oct 13th, 2015
Robbie Ward

Volcanic beauty. Love love love

Volcanic beauty. Love love love

Dec 3rd, 2014
Brian Hearty

2016. The second vintage of this wine that I’ve had and will continue to search it out. Complex cherry flavors cover your palate!

2016. The second vintage of this wine that I’ve had and will continue to search it out. Complex cherry flavors cover your palate!

Dec 25th, 2019