Crushed & Cured

Vigneti Zabù, `Il Passo` Nerello Mascalese, Sicily, 2021


This Nerelllo Mascalese is bright ruby red in colour. On the nose, there are intense aromas of red fruit, combined with spicy notes of coffee and chocolate. On the palate, it is vibrant and well balanced with soft tannins and a long, silky finish.

Immediately upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were pressed and underwent a long maceration on the skins. Fermentation was carried out on the skins, in stainless steel vats at 26°C with regular pump overs carried out three times per day. The wine was kept in stainless steel vats until the end of the malolactic fermentation, which took place at 20 degrees. The wine was transferred into new French oak barrels, where it was aged for four to six months prior to bottling.

Country: Italy 

Region: Sicily 

Vintage: 2022

Grape Variety: Nerello Mascalese 

ABV: 13%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Vigneti Zabù