2013 Il Tascante Nerello Mascalese - A top Etna red wine from the famous House of Tasca d'Almerita in Palermo - rich in tannic structure and aromatic intensity with mineral notes supported by a pleasant freshness.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine.|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The Nerello Mascalese vines for Il Tascante are 50+ years old, and grow in volcanic soil on the northern slopes of Mt. Etna near Randazzo at an altitude of 750 m.
The grapes were manually harvested fully ripened followed by alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 18 months and in the bottle for a further 4 months.
Colour: Ruby red
Bouquet: Beautiful hints of flowers, wisteria, and berries.
Taste: A mineral trace opens to a taste of great personality and persistence, characterized by a tannic texture.
Longevity 5-10 years