Arrigo Nerello Mascalese

Located near the base of fabled Mount Etna on the Northside of the volcano. Pietramarina (marine rock) is almost 2000 ft above sea level with the Alcantarra River gently flowing over the partially terraced terrain. Produced exclusively from estate-grown grapes since 1968. Arrigo has about 2 hectares of vineyards. Every practice is done completely by hand. They make a total of 5000 bottles per year.

100% Nerello Mascalese grapes.

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/ 750 ML
SKU: VARENM17
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Nerello Mascalese
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Full-bodied. On the palate are hints of licorice, clove, and dried black cherry. A moderate amount of tannins provide a lingering, elegant finish. All estate fruit from Contrada Pietramarina, minimal sulfites, no wood. Fresh, red fruit aromas of cherry and pomegranate, savory wild herbs and spices, mineral stone, igneous stone, and smoke. Fresh on the palate with medium acidity, making the tannins delicate but persistent and easy to drink.
Vineyard Notes
The soil in Contrada Pietramarina is a fine mixture of sandstone and volcanic rock that has a powdery texture, quite different than most of the classic volcanic rock and pomace laden soils found on Etna. The soil is slightly damp, but when rubbed between the hands, it effortlessly dusts off like a fine powder leaving your hands dry and clean. This fine powdery soil is what gives the wines finesse and elegance.
Food Pairing Notes
Nerello Mascalese Arrigo can be paired with a wide variety of dishes.