2018 Passorosso Etna Rosso DOC

Case of 6 bottles

Varietals: 100% Nerello Mascalese

Vinification/Ageing: Alcoholic fermentation for 15 days in steel vats; malolactic fermentation in large oak barrels.  10 months ageing in large oak barrels and cement, with an additional 6 months in bottle.

Description: Strong in body, powerful in structure, with notes of ripe red fruits, blood orange, pomegranate, and camphor. Their flagship wine from ancient vines between 80-110 years old. 2018 was one of the rainiest and most tropical vintages we’ve seen on Etna in the last eight years, and the wines of this year will be varietally correct, linear, with a pronounced acidity, with the long-lived characteristics that define the finer vintage on Etna.

"Red berry, baking spice and a balsamic whiff of camphor lead the nose. On the racy, linear palate, firm acidity and polished tannins accompany sour cherry, orange zest, mineral and aniseed. Taut refined tannins balance the vibrant energy. Drink through 2026." - 91 points, Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast

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Formerly called 'Passopisciaro'