Passopisciaro 2016 Etna Rosso Passorosso, Sicily
Passopisciaro 2016 Etna Rosso Passorosso, Sicily

Passopisciaro 2016 Etna Rosso Passorosso, Sicily

$36.99

This is a very appealing wine, charming and well balanced with flavors of fresh, juicy raspberries, orange zest, spice, and cream with notes of spice, herbal scrub, smoke, tar and anise.  The finish is long and persistent. 100% Nerello Mascalese. Pair w

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The wines of Andrea Franchetti were instrumental in Etna gaining the respect and popularity it deserves. This is a very appealing wine, charming and well balanced with flavors of fresh, juicy raspberries, orange zest, spice, and cream with notes of spice, herbal scrub, smoke, tar and anise.  The finish is long and persistent. Pair with roasted porchetta, mushroom dishes, fatty fishes, rich stews. The experienced team at Franchetti made a very nice wine in a challenging 2016 vintage.

Made from 100% Nerello Mascalese, the wine was fermented in stainless steel with malolactic conversion over 18 months in large oak barrels. 

The Passopisciaro property is located high up on Mt Etna on the island of Sicily. At the very top of the property is a large hill of black gravel where the lava spill from the 1947 eruption stopped - below it vines, buildings, terraces.  Here you can lose everything fast. It's cold at night here, even in the hottest months so grapes ripen well preserving fresh acidity. Wines have a particular taste - citrus, camphor. The ground sparkles black during the day and there is no moss or mold.

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