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Passorosso Etna Rosso DOC Tenuta di Passopisciaro 2016

Passorosso Etna Rosso DOC Tenuta di Passopisciaro 2016

Andrea Franchetti, undaunted by molten rock, was one of the first to plant on the perilous slopes of Mount Etna. An eruption in 1947 demarcated the core of the property, which is now bordered at its upper limit by a ridge of black gravel, the cooled remains of that lava spill. Andrea established the estate in 2000 and has since turned it into one the region’s stars, as well as a global proponent of just what can be achieved on volcanic soils

"Exemplary expression of Sicily’s native Nerello Mascalese grape. Delicate, pinot-esque red berry aromas, but with a ferrous, darkly mineral aspect."

  • Nerello Mascalese
  • ABV 14.0%
  • Drink now / lay down
    2019 - 2025
  • Cork
  • Dry
  • Vegan

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“Volcanic Mount Etna produces some dreamy reds, including this absolutely delicious 2016 from the Passopisciaro estate. Made exclusively from the nerello mascalese grape, it's a rich, juicy, red-berry-fruit mouthful, with velvety tannins and a fine rocky, minerally finish.”

Jane MacQuitty (The Times) - February 2021


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