Perfect Nerello Mascelese

Graci Etna Rosso Nerello Mascelese 2015

Perfumed Textural Nerello Mascelese Etna

Graci, are, killing it! These are refined wines, beautifully balanced, elegant, with amazing textures, and, entrancing perfumes.

I’ve drunk a bucketload of Etna reds over the last few years. 2015 Etnas’s are looking the goods! The first time I had a Graci, it was over 40°C, the air-conditioning in the pizza resto wasn’t coping and it still caught my attention. The second time I had the flu, my note read “Look at this again SOON!” After trying it in perfect drinking conditions, my suspicions were proved correct. This is now one of my entry level Nerello Masceleses of choice. Can’t wait to try their single vineyard gear when it arrives! Hot off the presses, they’ve just expanded their Etna land holdings in partnership with none other than Gaja!

$42ea in any 3+, $40ea in any 6+

Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Situated on the North slope of Mount Etna at Passopisciaro, an area where viticulture goes back several thousand years. Graci’s vineyards are to an altitude of between 600 and 1,000 metres above sea level. Planting density ranges between 6,000 and 10,000 vines per hectare. Some of the vines are on their own roots, that is to say are ungrafted.

The significant variations between one season and another and between one vineyard and another are the treasures of our territory.
This variability, which Nerello Mascalese manages to interpret in an astonishing and chameleon-like manner, never ceases to amaze and thrill us. It stimulates us all the more to make wines which are true to and expressive of their real nature.

We only cultivate traditional varieties indigenous to Mount Etna and aim to respect local traditions as well as the distinct characters of each vintage.
The land decides, not us. We believe that only by listening carefully and responding to the expressions of Nature in our territory ca be great wines be born. Great because true.

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Azienda Agricola Graci, Passopisciaro, Province of Messina, Italy