Antichi Vinai Il Mascalese Nerello Mascalese 2013, Igt Terre Siciliane

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Sicily, Italy

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May 14, 2016

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Nerello Mascalese is a native grape of Sicily prevalent on the slopes of Mt. Etna. You may not expect the pale colour...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A lively, fruity and spicy red loaded with charm. Grown on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna, nerello macalese is...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A pure nerello mascalese from the slopes of Mt. Etna (though labelled as Terre Siciliane IGT), this pleasant...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Remarkably light in colour and body, this has pleasingly dense aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, earth, baking spice, and black pepper, with notions of florality and some smokiness hovering about. The production allows the Nerello varietal to speak for itself without the weight of wood or artifice, but there's a basic roughness to it that comes through on the palate, especially with the fruit thinning out. But what's more distinct on the palate is the electric acidity -- too much of it, and this could use some time to calm down a bit. Still, an interesting diversion at the very least.

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