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Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese

8.917 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
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Michael Meyer

Lightness, not to be confused with either elegance or vapidity, but rather a state of mind. With Sicilian cuisine, one prefers to have the food lead and the wine follow (albeit closely).
Brilliant crunchy red fruit, mineral-palooza, spice, and some pencil lead gripping the tongue but not too sharply. Pass the Arancini per favore!

Lightness, not to be confused with either elegance or vapidity, but rather a state of mind. With Sicilian cuisine, one prefers to have the food lead and the wine follow (albeit closely).
Brilliant crunchy red fruit, mineral-palooza, spice, and some pencil lead gripping the tongue but not too sharply. Pass the Arancini per favore!

2 people found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2020
JeremyC

Out of the "cellar", the nose literally smelled like ......NOTHING. Let it warm up a bit. Leaning VERY savory. Very translucent. Dusty tannins are pronounced in the Zalto Burg, better in the Riedel AP. Best in the Riedel monster Burg. Starting to become drinkable with time and warmer temp. Dusty red fruit but mostly brush, herbs. Disappointing. 13.5% WF.

Out of the "cellar", the nose literally smelled like ......NOTHING. Let it warm up a bit. Leaning VERY savory. Very translucent. Dusty tannins are pronounced in the Zalto Burg, better in the Riedel AP. Best in the Riedel monster Burg. Starting to become drinkable with time and warmer temp. Dusty red fruit but mostly brush, herbs. Disappointing. 13.5% WF.

Sep 19th, 2020
Flora Bokma

Nebbiolo is a varietal I have rarely had. This one is from Sicily. It is gorgeous gemstone red in the glass, a beautiful transparent dark red. It smells of pepper, thyme and cherries. It looks so much like Pinot Noir that that is the taste one would expect. But Nebbiolo ain’t no Pinot! This wine tastes of cherries with fresh juicy acidity but then takes one on a direct journey to tannin land. Not velvety tannin but clean crisp tannins. A unique repeatable experience.

Nebbiolo is a varietal I have rarely had. This one is from Sicily. It is gorgeous gemstone red in the glass, a beautiful transparent dark red. It smells of pepper, thyme and cherries. It looks so much like Pinot Noir that that is the taste one would expect. But Nebbiolo ain’t no Pinot! This wine tastes of cherries with fresh juicy acidity but then takes one on a direct journey to tannin land. Not velvety tannin but clean crisp tannins. A unique repeatable experience.

May 22nd, 2020
Tegan Marriott

P&P'd , fresh red bush berries, slight tomato paste, some volcanic minerals, bursting with lovely savories!

P&P'd , fresh red bush berries, slight tomato paste, some volcanic minerals, bursting with lovely savories!

May 14th, 2020
David Parenteau

Fruité!!!!!

Fruité!!!!!

May 19th, 2019
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Dec 22nd, 2019