2012 Passopisciaro Passopisciaro
Nerello Mascalese - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WE 92

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Reg: $39.94

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In Stock: 13 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
An IGT Terre Siciliane wine, the 2012 Passopisciaro is 100% Nerello Mascalese aged in botte grande for 18 months. The wine opens to a light garnet hue that is characteristic of the grape and the hot vintage. This Etna... An IGT Terre Siciliane wine, the 2012 Passopisciaro is 100% Nerello Mascalese aged in botte grande for 18 months. The wine opens to a light garnet hue that is characteristic of the grape and the hot vintage. This Etna grape can easily bleach out its color. The wine's bouquet reveals volcanic tones of brimstone and ash with pretty contours of wild berry, cassis and blue flower. There's a pretty sense of lift and buoyancy in the mouth thanks to the pure energy and intensity of its fruit. Despite the wine's light color, this is a firecracker red in terms of its appeal to the nose and palate. - Monica Larner
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, April 2015
Aromas of red berry, brimstone, white pepper, Mediterranean herb and a whiff of leather come together in the glass. The creamy palate offers wild strawberry, juicy cherry, cinnamon and savory herb alongside bright acidity... Aromas of red berry, brimstone, white pepper, Mediterranean herb and a whiff of leather come together in the glass. The creamy palate offers wild strawberry, juicy cherry, cinnamon and savory herb alongside bright acidity and firm, polished tannins. It’s vibrant, with compelling tension. Drink 2015–2022.
JJB 92
JJ Buckley, November 2016
Quite expressive, showing wild strawberry and licorice with a light pepper/spice note. The color deceives as there is a surprising amount of fine grained tannins that lurk beneath. The nose follows through onto the palate... Quite expressive, showing wild strawberry and licorice with a light pepper/spice note. The color deceives as there is a surprising amount of fine grained tannins that lurk beneath. The nose follows through onto the palate with more prominent notes of cranberry and spice. This is fresh and vibrant, with lots of clean, mineral laden flavors. The power of the rocky volcanic soil shines through. This is approachable now with some time to decant, but it will surely benefit from another year or two in bottles to allow the tannins to unravel and the fruit to completely shine.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nerello Mascalese
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 15.5%
Closure Cork