Tasca D'Almerita

Tascante Ghiaia Nera Nerello Mascalese

8.9253 ratings
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Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Not technically Etna Rosso (100% Nerello Mascalese), but the spirit is there. Lovely floral and mineral expression with serious tannin structure.

Not technically Etna Rosso (100% Nerello Mascalese), but the spirit is there. Lovely floral and mineral expression with serious tannin structure.

Jan 14th, 2019
Joyce Lin

Red raspberry, red cherry and licorice on the nose, med body with gripping tannin. Plummy on the palate. Lively with some characters.

Red raspberry, red cherry and licorice on the nose, med body with gripping tannin. Plummy on the palate. Lively with some characters.

Oct 12th, 2018
Justin King

Blackberry, wet humus, olive, crushed rose petals. It's fun to taste wines that sorta act like a Pinot, but wield some pretty fruit/earth/spice balance in different ways, and with sneaky tannins. Damn, son. This is nice.

Blackberry, wet humus, olive, crushed rose petals. It's fun to taste wines that sorta act like a Pinot, but wield some pretty fruit/earth/spice balance in different ways, and with sneaky tannins. Damn, son. This is nice.

5 people found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2015
Eric Grasser

Rose petal, deep cherry, black granite, wild herbs, lavender, balsamic and fresh leather. I can't rave enough about Mt. Etna wines : Burgundy in disguise. For the price, this is very hard to beat the quality.

Rose petal, deep cherry, black granite, wild herbs, lavender, balsamic and fresh leather. I can't rave enough about Mt. Etna wines : Burgundy in disguise. For the price, this is very hard to beat the quality.

3 people found it helpfulMay 16th, 2015
boyd pearson

Just solved all the world's problems

Just solved all the world's problems

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Leathery and rich with nice fruit.

Leathery and rich with nice fruit.

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2015
Clayton Bahr

Leather, crazy spice, cigars...glad I get to try this finally

Leather, crazy spice, cigars...glad I get to try this finally

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2015
Justin Gilman CSW, CSS

Loving this #wine. Light delicate color, water white top. Aromas for days. Briary robust strawberry, baby powder, fine pink rose petals.

Bright lively. Lots of structure. Raspberry, cranberry. Have to search for tannins. Acidity is spot on. Probably the lightest Sicilian i can remember.
#winner

Loving this #wine. Light delicate color, water white top. Aromas for days. Briary robust strawberry, baby powder, fine pink rose petals.

Bright lively. Lots of structure. Raspberry, cranberry. Have to search for tannins. Acidity is spot on. Probably the lightest Sicilian i can remember.
#winner

Dec 30th, 2016
Perry Riddle

Strawberry jolly ranchers and volcanos. Just like a good nerello should taste.

Strawberry jolly ranchers and volcanos. Just like a good nerello should taste.

Jul 31st, 2016
Matt Lasater

Soft texture but shows weight and depth with dried dark fruits, earth, damp leather, and spice.

Soft texture but shows weight and depth with dried dark fruits, earth, damp leather, and spice.

Jan 16th, 2016