2010 Di Giovanna Nerello Mascalese

SKU #1130628

Sicily is going through a rebirth when it comes to wine, and all over Sicily innovative producers are using indigenous varieties to coax Sicilian flavors out of their soil. The wines of Sicilian brothers Gunther und Klaus Di Giovanna are a perfect example. These are wines with character, balance, weight and a unique expression of their varietals rarely seen. Their Great Grandfather first planted here in 1860 and their father Aurelio reorganized the estate in 1985. The vineyards cover 1150 feet to over 2700 feet in elevation.

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By: Greg St. Clair |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/20/2013  | Send Email
While this grape is making headlines on Mount Etna (rightfully so) more than 100 years the Di Giovanna’s procured cuttings of Nerello Mascalese and they use the same clone today. Stainless steel fermented and then aged in second passage French barriques for 6 months that delicately soften the tannins and fleshes out the wine a bit. They produce a superb example of Nerello Mascalese full of wild cherry, smoke and pepper with a long and elegant feel on the palate. Just like Nebbiolo is best appreciated in a Burgundy glass so too is Nerello Mascalese.

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
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Sicily