2011 Tasca d’Almerita Il Tascante Nerello Mascalese Sicilia IGT

“Ringing, just-struck...”

2011 Tasca d'Almerita Il Tascante Nerello Mascalese Sicilia IGT

Clarion, like a bell. Limpid, like a pool. Black, like lava.

These Nerello Mascalese vines cling to the north side of Mt. Etna, at 2,250 feet of elevation. The wine they yield is a clear garnet red, quite transparent, with a deceptively watery rim. Its fragrance is primary, like just-plucked fruits and the blossoms that bore them, and its body is drenched in pomegranate and cranberry and etched with blue-green herbs. The texture is like cottony, very drying, but red-stained, too, soaked with juice and pulp.

The wine feels elemental and clean, filtered, like blood through a stone. Pour it with rich meats.

14% abv | $50 (sample) | Imported by Dalla Terra

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