Very nice showing for this wine which seems to be at the younger side of peak right now. Grown on the side of Mount Etna and made from Nero Mascalese. It drinks very much like a smoky Pinot Noir. Garnet in color. The nose has cherries and underlying char. On the palate, wispy tannins. Lots of cherries with depth and concentration. Great acidity. Long finish. This is a very interesting wine that demands contemplation but is also quite tasty. Will work great with pasta, veggies and medium and lighter foods.
Another interesting wine from Italy and Sicily. This is a blend of Nerello Mascalese, and Nerello Cappuccio. Grown on slopes on Mt.
This is made from 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes. Salmon color, clear and bright. The nose has strawberries, slight raspberries and a hint of rhubarb. This took about 30 minutes to open once the screw cap was removed. The palate is very smooth. No bite on it which is quite refreshing. There is a nice tart acidity on it which makes if very food friendly. Light cherries with a slight herbal note somewhat akin to bitters on the finish. It works very well at the table. This is a nice and easy rose and a very good value.