$131.94 / case
|Our Price: $21.99 / bottle (RRP: $30.00)||Case: 6 x 750ml|
96 Points - Luca Maroni (Best Italian Wines of 2017)
The Farnese group owns Gran Sasso, Vesevo, Vigneti Zabu, Vigneti del Salento, Vigneti del Vulture and Tufarello, among others, but this is their flagship winery...
Varieties:Nerello Mascalese di Sicilia
Bottle Capacity: ml 750
Production Area: Sambuca di Sicilia.
Vinification: Low yield per hectare (70 Qli/Ha). The shoots of Nerello grapes are cut so as to allow a natural withering of the grapes which increase the amount of sugar, thanks to the Sicilian hot sun and to the wind that comes from Africa. After about 15-20 days, the grapes have lost about 15-20% of their weight and are then pressed. Fermentation on skins. After a long maceration, the wine is then put into barriques made of French and American oak and is left for about 6 months.
Sensory Features: Bright ruby red, vivid, full and intense. Intense aroma of red fruits, spices and red flowers. Warm, full, soft and well-balanced, with aftertaste of red fruits during the ending.
Serving Temperature: 18 °C
Alcoholic Content: 13,50%
Idea of the Wine: Wine made for young drinkers, with enough experience and who are searching for wines of good quality and good price.
96 Points - Luca Maroni
Best Italian Wines of 2017
JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE 2016
BRONZE MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2015
AWC VIENNA 2016
GOLD MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2015
ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE 2016
94 POINTS: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2015
'It's a big mouthful of wine, rich in fruit and oak, so if you're maybe a Barossa fan, looking for a little Italian adventure, this will serve you well. Dark chocolate, liquorice, blackberry and dark cherry, spicy oak laid on. Firm grainy tannin, almost sticky to feel, and a savoury dried herb and earth finish. Bold but good.' 90 Points, Gary Walsh - The Wine Front