Nerello Mascalese

Red grape variety

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What is Nerello Mascalese?

Nerello Mascalese is a red grape variety native to Sicily, Italy where it makes the aromatically haunting, long-lived red wines of Mount Etna.

What does Nerello Mascalese taste like?

Nerello Mascalese has lifted aromatics of red fruits, the best examples of raspberry, and sometimes a touch of ethereal herbal notes of mint or nettle. It has firm but elegant tannins, vivid acidity and, despite its usually transparent appearance, can be quite potent it belongs to the great indigenous grape varieties of Italy

Where is Nerello Mascalese from?

Nerello Mascalese is native to Sicily and the area around Mount Etna. It is a natural crossing of Sangiovese and Mantonico Bianco. It was first mentioned in the 18th century, but nobody knows how long it has been cultivated locally.
 


Where does Nerello Mascalese grow?

Nerello Mascalese grows on the slopes of Mount Etna and is not cultivated anywhere else.

Famous Nerello Mascalese regions:

Sicily, Italy

Anything else?

English wine merchant Adam Brett-Smith said that if Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo had a love child, it would be Nerello Mascalese – and thereby captured the character of the grape beautifully.

Our selection of great Nerello Mascalese

- Tenuta Terre Nere, Silicy, Italy
 
- Passopisciaro, Sicily, Italy
 
- Cornelissen, Sicily, Italy
 
- Graci, Sicily, Italy

Country of origin: Italy
Color: white
Taste: sweet
Maturity: 8 to 10 years
Price: 10 to 30 €
Serving: Fish, Venison

This grape variety is also known by the name of:

Nirello mascalese, Nireddu, Niureddu Mascalisi, Niureddu Mascalese

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2022 Tenuta Regaleali - Regaleali Le Rose Terre Siciliane Rosato IGT
Tasca d’Almerita
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
13,5%
Tenuta Regaleali - Regaleali Le Rose Terre Siciliane Rosato IGT Rosé Wine
93
2022 Etna Rosso DOC
Pietradolce
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Red Wine
Nerello Mascalese
14%
Etna Rosso DOC Red Wine
92
2022 deAetna Etna Rosato DOC
Terra Costantino
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
13%
deAetna Etna Rosato DOC Rosé Wine
92
2022 Pietradolce Etna Rosato DOC
Pietradolce
Italy
Italy
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
13,5%
Pietradolce Etna Rosato DOC Rosé Wine
92
2022 Etna Rosato DOC
Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
13,5%
Etna Rosato DOC Rosé Wine
91
2022 Scalunera Etna Rosato DOC
Torre Mora
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
12,5%
Scalunera Etna Rosato DOC Rosé Wine
91
2022 Etna Rosato DOC
Barone di Villagrande
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
13,5%
Etna Rosato DOC Rosé Wine
91
2022 Etna Rosato DOC
Benanti
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
12,5%
Etna Rosato DOC Rosé Wine
91
2022 Sul Vulcano Etna Rosato DOC
Donnafugata
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
13%
Sul Vulcano Etna Rosato DOC Rosé Wine
91
2022 Rose di Adele Nerello Mascalese Sicilia Rosato DOC
Feudo Montoni
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
13%
Rose di Adele Nerello Mascalese Sicilia Rosato DOC Rosé Wine
90
2022 Rosato di Martinella Etna Rosato DOC
Vivera
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
12,5%
Rosato di Martinella Etna Rosato DOC Rosé Wine
88
2022 Cimè Etna Rosato DOC
Tenuta Ferrata
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
12,5%
Cimè Etna Rosato DOC Rosé Wine
88
2022 Rosato di Martinella Etna Rosato DOP
Vivera
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Rosé Wine
Nerello Mascalese
12,5%
Rosato di Martinella Etna Rosato DOP Rosé Wine
88
2021 Contrada R Terre Siciliane IGT
Passopisciaro
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Red Wine
Nerello Mascalese
14%
Contrada R Terre Siciliane IGT Red Wine
96
2021 Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso DOC
Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Red Wine
Nerello Mascalese
14,5%
Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso DOC Red Wine
95
2021 Contrada G Terre Siciliane IGT
Passopisciaro
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Red Wine
Nerello Mascalese
15%
Contrada G Terre Siciliane IGT Red Wine
95
2021 San Lorenzo Etna Rosso DOC
Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Red Wine
Nerello Mascalese
14,5%
San Lorenzo Etna Rosso DOC Red Wine
95
2021 Rampante Etna Rosso DOC
Pietradolce
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Red Wine
Nerello Mascalese
14,5%
Rampante Etna Rosso DOC Red Wine
94
2021 Santo Spirito Etna Rosso DOC
Pietradolce
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Red Wine
Nerello Mascalese
14%
Santo Spirito Etna Rosso DOC Red Wine
94
2021 Santo Spirito Etna Rosso DOC
Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Italy
Sicily,  Italy
Red Wine
Nerello Mascalese
14,5%
Santo Spirito Etna Rosso DOC Red Wine
94
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