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Prephylloxera La Vigna di Don Peppino Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio

9.418 ratings
9.58 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
Caleb Schiff

Glad I’ve been patient and have two cases.

Glad I’ve been patient and have two cases.

Sep 11th, 2021
Caleb Schiff

Old vines.

Old vines.

Jan 9th, 2020
Tia Subramanian

Fragrant, heady, lush. Solid structure and could go for longer, but the fruit and florals are magical right now.

Fragrant, heady, lush. Solid structure and could go for longer, but the fruit and florals are magical right now.

Apr 23rd, 2018
Ira Schwartz

The aromas explode out of the glass like the volcano from where these grapes are grown . Ash, spice, leather jacket and cinnamon grab your nose that is reminiscent of Moe leading Curly or Larry around a room. In the mouth a palate that matches its nose. The creaminess that only true old vines can deliver. A complete package of weightless power and concentration. If I had a nit to pick it was that after 3 hours a hint of alcohol creeped in.

The aromas explode out of the glass like the volcano from where these grapes are grown . Ash, spice, leather jacket and cinnamon grab your nose that is reminiscent of Moe leading Curly or Larry around a room. In the mouth a palate that matches its nose. The creaminess that only true old vines can deliver. A complete package of weightless power and concentration. If I had a nit to pick it was that after 3 hours a hint of alcohol creeped in.

Apr 9th, 2018
Brian Herr

Brian had this 4 years ago

Brian had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 8th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

Cherries and earth 👌🏻

Cherries and earth 👌🏻

Dec 28th, 2016
Eric Guido

This showed an intense, exotic and deeply layered nose, as savory cherry gave way to notes of charred meat and Indian spice, before it turned fresh and invigorating with spiced-citrus and wild herbs. On the palate, I found rich, intense yet silky textures with savory cherry and spice, giving way to sweet herbs and a hint of citrus. Is it grapefruit and brown spices or dried orange? It’s hard to tell, but the results are stunning. The finish was lifted and long with sweet tannin coating the senses as notes of sour cherry and orange peel lingered long. This is drop-dead gorgeous--a truly wild yet elegant wine.

This showed an intense, exotic and deeply layered nose, as savory cherry gave way to notes of charred meat and Indian spice, before it turned fresh and invigorating with spiced-citrus and wild herbs. On the palate, I found rich, intense yet silky textures with savory cherry and spice, giving way to sweet herbs and a hint of citrus. Is it grapefruit and brown spices or dried orange? It’s hard to tell, but the results are stunning. The finish was lifted and long with sweet tannin coating the senses as notes of sour cherry and orange peel lingered long. This is drop-dead gorgeous--a truly wild yet elegant wine.

May 10th, 2016
Michael L S

Deep rich red fruit, earthy core, and good acidity. These are really world class wines.

Deep rich red fruit, earthy core, and good acidity. These are really world class wines.

Mar 27th, 2019
Michael L S

Decanted a long time... this wine is intense. Medium to light bodied, mix of red and black fruit, perhaps a touch of anise, and an earthy funky core. Pretty serious grip and very good acidity.

Decanted a long time... this wine is intense. Medium to light bodied, mix of red and black fruit, perhaps a touch of anise, and an earthy funky core. Pretty serious grip and very good acidity.

Oct 7th, 2017
Cathy Levy

Outstanding 2014 vintage... enjoyed thoroughly with grilled lamb chops.

Outstanding 2014 vintage... enjoyed thoroughly with grilled lamb chops.

May 7th, 2020