Passopisciaro

Passopisciaro

Pronunciation
pass-oh-pish-kah-roh
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Passopisciaro
Region
Sicilia
Oenologist
Andrea Franchetti

Overview

Up at 1000 meters on Mount Etna, in Sicilia a powerful hot summer baked our old vines of Nerello Mascalese in 2006 . The slopes of the volcano had been covered with icy snow until April and the plants had all the nourishment that they needed. That combination of good intake during growth and then heat in the summer made the skins into a strong fabric that carried the grapes safely all the way into November; which is where the altitude has them reach a late ripeness. Many pickings at different stages of this kind of maturity added complexity and length to the final wine. It was a monster that had to be chiseled and polished many times, but finally it turned itself into the elegant kind of wine that Nerello Mascalese can be.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Nerello Mascalese
Vinification
| Appearance
Bright ruby color Pinot Noir like style
| Aroma
Huge red fruit and herb flavors are supported by a smoky, mineral quality.
| Taste
Conveys a deft touch, finishing with fine-grained tannins and persistent notes of milk chocolate, coffee and toffee
| Serving Suggestions
Pasta dishes , ravioli with cheese, seasoned poultry

Passopisciaro

Suggested Retail:
$71.00
CSPC#:
133850
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6