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Passopisciaro Nerello Mascelese 2014

Nerello Mascalese from Etna, Sicily, Italy


Closure: Cork
Stick a series of vineyard on hill 600-1000m above see level under a volcano & this is what you get!


Made from Nerello Mascelese, some call it the Barolo of the South, others a cross between Pinot & Nebbiolo. I prefer to say it is itself & delicious. The vineyards of Etna have undergone a major renaissance in the last couple of decades. Passipisciaro has been one of the wineries at the forefront. I was blown away the first time I tasted this wine. The 2014 has an incredible core of opulent fruit with the structure and acid so typical of the Passopisciaro wines.

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Formerly Passopisciaro, Passorosso is made from the grapes of Nerello aMscalese, blending across different altitudes and soil types. “Bright red-ruby. The captivating nose combines strawberry, raspberry, minerals, violet and int aromas. Creamy-sweet but amazingly light on its feet, oering palate-staining, perfumed avors of soft red berries, ripe red cherry, vanilla, aromatic herbs and crushed rock. Rich, ripe and suave, but displays a penetrating, saline and energetic quality that gives this beauty a three-dimensional mouthfeel and a light-on-its-feet quality. Finishes with great length and wonderfully polished tannins. Absolute knockout wine: from a memorable vintage on Etna, this is most likely the best Passorosso ever (in earlier vintages, it used to be called simply Passopisciaro). Mainly Nerello Mascalese. (Drinking window: 2018-2025)”— Ian D’Agata, Vinous Media, 97 points.

These wines are spectacularly, loaded with personality, a true expression of extreme sites, they have an amazing perfume and despite their almost translucent colour have incredible depth and length of flavour. There’s a real tension between tannins that can be very supple yet a little edgy. They are always layered with so many flavours that it’s had to pull them apart. My tip, don’t, harmony shound just be enjoyed without over thinking it!

Check out our Wine Bites Article “Passopisciaro 2013 Contrade (Single Vineyard Wines), Nerello Mascelese from Etna on the Tasting Bench” to find out more about the history of this estate and the extreme nature of the vineyards, including reviews of the Contrade from 2013 and 2012.

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Passopisciaro Winery, Via Guardiola, Castiglione di Sicilia, Province of Catania, Italy