'Il Passo' Nerello Mascalese

£14.50
'Il Passo' Nerello Mascalese

Soft, silky, full bodied red.

Specifications

Country, Region
Italy, Sicily
Grape
Nerello Mascalese
Vintage
2019
ABV
13%
Vegan
Vegetarian

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

This wine is bright ruby red in colour. On the nose, there are intense aromas of red fruits, combined spicy notes of coffee and chocolate. On the palate, it is vibrant and well balanced with soft tannins and a long, silky finish.

Producer details

This is a young estate in southwestern Sicily, whose vineyards caught the eye and winemaking talents of Valentino Sciotti. Valentino (of Gran Sasso and Vesevo) saw they had great vineyards and a good winery but were missing the necessary expertise to make wines the market required. Valentino and his team of young winemakers have taken the raw materials and transformed them into wines that people want to drink.

In the vineyard

The Vigneti Zabù vineyards were planted in 2005 on the hills around Lake Arancio in Sambuca di Sicilia in southwestern Sicily. The uncontaminated area is perfet for viticulture and has many ancient vineyards. Lake Arancio, with its crystal-clear water, creates a perfect microclimate for viticulture. Vines are planted at 400 metres above sea level on clay soils with good water retention capacity which helps to sustain the vines through the hot Sicilian summers.

In the winery

As soon as the grapes were ripe, the canes were cut and the grapes were dried naturally on the vine in the hot Sicilian sun. After about 20 days, the grapes had lost about 20% of their water content and the sugars and flavours had become very concentrated. They were then harvested, pressed and underwent a long maceration on the skins. Fermentation was carried out on the skins in stainless-steel vats at 22-24°C. The wine was kept in stainless-steel vats until the end of the malolactic fermentation which took place at 20°C. The wine was transferred into new French oak barrels, where it was aged for four to six months.

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