Towering at some of the highest vineyard altitudes in all of Europe...
Towering at some of the highest vineyard altitudes in all of Europe—up to 3,300 feet—Nerello Mascalese is one of Sicily’s most noble red varieties. It makes a beautifully aromatic, firm, cellar-worthy but pale-hued red often comparable to a fine Burgundy or Barolo. Nerello Mascalese, traditionally trained as bush-vines, makes its home on the extensively variable volcanic soils of the slopes of Mt. Etna.
Perfect Food Pairings for Nerello Mascalese
Pasta alla Norma, Spaghetti Carbonara, roasted quail, caponata, grilled tomatoes
Sommelier Secret for Nerello Mascalese
Nerello Mascalese takes its name from the black color of its grapes, nerello, and the Mascali plain between Mt. Etna and the coast where it is believed to have originated.
Benanti Nerello Mascalese 2006Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy