Nerello Mascalese


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A rare red Sicilian grape producing fine light to medium-bodied red wines reminiscent of Pinot Noir. The best examples are found growing on the volcanic soils of Mount Etna.

Primary Flavours

  • Dried Cherry
  • Orange Zest
  • Dried Thyme
  • Allspice
  • Crushed Gravel

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Medium-light Body

Medium Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Aroma Collector

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

Try Nerello Mascalese with lighter meats including poultry or pork with roasted tomato or red pepper, and spices like oregano, thyme, coriander and sage.

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