Nerello Mascalese

Nerello Mascalese is a distinguished red grape variety indigenous to the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy. Renowned for its ability to produce wines with a fine balance of elegance and power, it thrives in the volcanic soils of the region, contributing to its unique terroir expression. Wines made from Nerello Mascalese are often noted for their bright ruby color, medium body, and a compelling blend of red fruit, floral, and earthy notes, with a distinct minerality and refined tannins. This grape is frequently compared to the nuanced profiles of fine Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo, offering a distinct Sicilian twist on elegance and complexity. Its adaptability to aging allows it to develop more profound flavors and aromatics over time, making it a favorite among wine enthusiasts seeking depth and sophistication in their reds.