Nerello Mascalese

  • Grape
  • nair-rel-lo mask-uh-lay-zay

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 Flavors

  • Dried Cherry

  • Orange Zest

  • Dried Thyme

  • Allspice

  • Crushed Gravel

Taste Profile

  • Bone-Dry
  • Medium-Light Body
  • Medium Tannin
  • Medium-High Acidity
  • 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cellar
    55–60°F / 13–16°C
  • Glass TypeAroma Collector
  • Decant 30 Minutes
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $22.00

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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