Red-medium-traditional
Passopisciaro-scinniri-igt-rosso-sicilia-2011
Color:
Red
Body/Type:
Medium Bodied
Style:
Traditional
Size:
Bottle, 750 ml
Winery:
Passopisciaro
Grapes:
Nerello Mascalese and Cesanese d'Affile
Serve At:
57°-63° F
Region:
Italy > Sicily > Etna

One of our favorite new additions - a killer blend of 60% Nerello Mascalese, 30% Cesanese and 10% Petit Verdot from the volcanic soil of Mt. Etna. This beautiful unoaked blend is exuberant and yet refined, showing fruity notes of black cherry along with smoke, white pepper, herbs de Provence and black tea. All this is balanced by the unmistakable minerality of the Sicilian slopes. This wine will quickly become a staple at your dinner table for its sheer ease and versatility. No exception to the beautiful wines of this region & a steal at the price.

Wine Club Selection May 2014

In 2000, winemaker Andrea Franchetti purchased the vineyard at Passopisciaro, alongside the famous volcano Mt. Edna on the western coast of Sicilia. He quickly began to reconstruct a little vineyard, and the planting already in ground were moved and shifted to his liking. The Nerello Mascalese varietal which comprises the Passopisciaro Rosso, is of entirely new plantings, dense, and entered production in 2005.

Sicily's wine history dates back to ancient Greece, when the tiny island was a Hellenic colony. Though most famous for its sweet Marsala produced on the western side of the isle, Sicily also features a broad pallette of exciting dry wines made from native varietals that hail from its eastern coastal region. Carricante, for example, is a white wine grape that's indigineous to the black ashen soils of Italy's largest active volcano, Mt. Etna. Nero d'Avola is Sicily's most famous red wine grape, though Nerello Mascalese grown further north of Avola in the Catania region may give it a run for its money in the near future. No matter what kind of wine you enjoy, Sicily's got something that will kick-start your palate.

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