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Nerello Mascalese Terre Siciliane IGT

Nerello Mascalese di Sicilia 100%

“Warm, full, soft and well-balanced, with aftertaste of red fruits during the ending.”

Bottle capacity: ml 750.

Varieties: Nerello Mascalese

Production area: Municipality of Sambuca di Sicilia.

Vinification: Low yield per hectare (70 Qli/Ha). The shoots are cut so as to allow a natural withering of the grapes which increase the amount of sugar, thanks to the Sicilian hot sun and to the wind that comes from Africa. After about 15-20 days, the grapes have lost about 15-20% of their weight and are then pressed. Fermentation on skins. After a long maceration, the wine is then put into barriques made of French and American oak and is left for about 6 months.

Idea of the wine: wine made for young drinkers, with enough experience and who are searching for wines of good quality and good price.

Sensory features: bright ruby red, vivid, full and intense. Intense aroma of red fruits, spices and red flowers. Warm, full, soft and well-balanced, with aftertaste of red fruits during the ending.

Best served with: pasta with rich sauces, meat and seasoned cheeses.

Serving temperature: 18 °C.

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Awards and recognitions

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2018
2017
2016
2015

CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE LYON 2019

SILVER MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Terre Siciliane IGT 2018

Korea Wine Challenge 2019

SILVER MEDAL: Vigneti Zabu IL PASSO Nerello Mascalese

JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE 2018

BRONZE MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Terre Siciliane IGT 2017

AWC VIENNA 2017

GOLD MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese 2016

ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE 2017

TRIED & TRUE AWARD: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Terre Siciliane IGP 2016

JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE 2016

BRONZE MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2015

AWC VIENNA 2016

GOLD MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2015

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2016

BRONZE MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese - Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2015

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2016

GOLD WINNER: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese - Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2014

KOREA WINE CHALLENGE 2015

SILVER MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2014

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2015

BRONZE MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese - Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGP 2014

ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE 2015

CHAIRMAN'S TROPHY: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese - Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGP 2013

SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS 2015

SILVER MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese - Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGP 2014

BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2015

SILVER MEDAL: Il Passo Nerello Mascalese - Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGP 2014