Contrada Rampante Sicilia Nerello Mascalese 2018

!00% Nerello Mascalese, Single Contrada from a favorite Sicilian Producer. This isn’t the typical lighter, easy drinking Nerello. This has body, weight and complexity. Darker fruit: black cherry, blackberry,raspberry, smoke, with tannins and acidity. Definitely capable of aging but I have a hard time time not drinking them! — 15 days ago

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Contrada Santo Spirito di Passopisciaro

Animardente Etna Red Blend 2016

Aged a few years and it’s really like a Barolo. Impressive stuff augmented by the Holy Spirit, how can you go wrong? Right ma? ❤️ — 7 months ago

Sharon, Anthony and 3 others liked this


Etna Bianco Carricante Cataratto 2021

2021 | White Blend
85% Carricante / 15% Catarratto

From Passopisciaro on the northern slope of Mount Etna in Sicily.
— a year ago

Michael, Ely and 20 others liked this


Passorosso Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2019

I regretted parting with even a little bit of this bottle for cooking purposes. Shows off the vibrant and graceful side of Mt Etna. — 4 months ago

Ira, Severn and 4 others liked this


Franchetti Sicilia Petite Verdot Cesanese 2014

Dark Ruby with youthful purple notes - very dense almost black. After decanting a whiff of high quality French oak. Black and blue fruits. Might have opened this a little young. It’s full bodied and powerful. 70% Petit Verdot, 30% Cesanese, somewhat of a unicorn - I doubt if I could find this in Australia. Bought at the Cellar door on a Sicily tour with Scud MW at Franchetti on the favoured northern slopes of Mount Etna. In a blind tasting I would pick this as Bordeaux. The fruit richness dominates and doesn’t allow much Etna derived volcanic minerality to show through. Much riper and richer than you would expect from an Etna wine. This is the premium cuvée from Franchetti. Would love to try another one in 5 years if I had one. — 8 months ago

Byron, "Odedi" and 18 others liked this


Contrada R Terre Siciliane Red Blend 2019

Super fresh with cherries and raspberries. Interesting wine...needs a bit of age on it though.
Paired with pumpkin gnocci
— 3 months ago

Ted, Tom and 7 others liked this


Passobianco Terre Siciliane Chardonnay 2018

Delicious. This is a very interesting expression of Chardonnay. Minerally but different than Chablis. Excellent. — 6 months ago

Bob, Anthony and 7 others liked this


Contrada Guardiola Sicilia Nerello Mascalese 2020

Mesmerizing. Haunting characters of bramble berry, roses, lava rock, Asian spice, citrus and herbs wrapped around a fresh medium weight, lively acidity and fine tannin. Finishes on a sweet alcoholic note. — 8 months ago

Ira and Tom liked this


Contrada Sciaranuova NERELLO MASCALESE 2015

These wines are all amazing. The S was a little lighter then some of the other Contradas. — a year ago

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