A blend of ancient grapes of Nerello Mascalese from different vineyards located at different altitudes on the northern side of Etna. In general, the highest districts lie on more gravelly soils to coarser grain, while the lower ones on the finer and deeper soils composed of older lava flows, now oxidized and reduced to lava dust. This wine concentrates the characteristics of different terroirs in a single bottle to offer a global idea of a territory. - Winemaker Notes
91 points - Decanter
"Bottled under a waning moon in June 2021, Passopisciaro's blended red from the northern slopes of Mount Etna draws its fruit from vines aged between 80 and 110 years old grown in the various contradas which make up its range of single-vineyard bottlings. Ripe red cherry and pomegranate scents with a hint of earthiness and floral overtones are followed in the mouth by tangy red fruits, prominent acidity and velvety grip on the cheeks. The long finish is succulent, earthy and minerally, with some barrel spice."