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Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend

8.938 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
Eric Grasser

Rose petals and dried herbs with a big aroma of rich cherry and balsamic. Comes off very rich and a little boozy (vintage?), much more than Benanti. Some astringency too for a wine usually very well balanced. Still a hallmark producer for Etna wine. Maybe a little time to rest would do well

Rose petals and dried herbs with a big aroma of rich cherry and balsamic. Comes off very rich and a little boozy (vintage?), much more than Benanti. Some astringency too for a wine usually very well balanced. Still a hallmark producer for Etna wine. Maybe a little time to rest would do well

Jun 10th, 2022
Severn Goodwin

Notes from 24H open.

Nose has ripe strawberry, charred oak and warmed cherries.

Palate has mix of fresh & dried cherries, (light) green herbs and dry crushed rocks.

A decent wine, but the stated ABV of 13.5% feels like a falsity, initial aromas are heavy alcohol followed by red fruits, not entirely attractive to this taster.

Notes from 24H open.

Nose has ripe strawberry, charred oak and warmed cherries.

Palate has mix of fresh & dried cherries, (light) green herbs and dry crushed rocks.

A decent wine, but the stated ABV of 13.5% feels like a falsity, initial aromas are heavy alcohol followed by red fruits, not entirely attractive to this taster.

Aug 12th, 2021
web bond

Alcohol is overpowering.

Alcohol is overpowering.

Jul 24th, 2021
Adam Kincaid

Good Sicilians are not hard to come by but this blend is a really cool one: 95% Nerello mascalese, 5% Nerello cappuccio.

Every time I have a mascalese I ask myself why I don’t drink them more. Dried red fruits and rich cherries. It’s dark but light and fresh, a bouncy springiness that lifts flavors right onto the palate.

The value for the price is an easy sell.

Good Sicilians are not hard to come by but this blend is a really cool one: 95% Nerello mascalese, 5% Nerello cappuccio.

Every time I have a mascalese I ask myself why I don’t drink them more. Dried red fruits and rich cherries. It’s dark but light and fresh, a bouncy springiness that lifts flavors right onto the palate.

The value for the price is an easy sell.

Jul 21st, 2021
Peter Rosenfeld

Delicious smooth pinot noir like. Subtle.

Delicious smooth pinot noir like. Subtle.

Jul 21st, 2022
A Ganz
9.2

Delicate and complex

Delicate and complex

Feb 13th, 2022
Kevin Mullally

Cherry. Red fruits. Neutral oak. Really solid.

Cherry. Red fruits. Neutral oak. Really solid.

Dec 18th, 2021
Michael Amoruso

Medium bodied Sicilian red. Dried strawberries and crushed herbs. A bit of smokiness. Always pleasing.

Medium bodied Sicilian red. Dried strawberries and crushed herbs. A bit of smokiness. Always pleasing.

Nov 23rd, 2021
Chris Hiromura

Young light red, dark berries, rounded out with gentle balanced acid and tanins

Young light red, dark berries, rounded out with gentle balanced acid and tanins

Sep 21st, 2021
Ted
9.0

I like these with some chill. My usual Saturday thick chop and a bottle of this makes a nice end to the day. Cherry, unripe peach.

I like these with some chill. My usual Saturday thick chop and a bottle of this makes a nice end to the day. Cherry, unripe peach.

Jul 10th, 2021