Tenuta di Passopisciaro Passorosso IGT 2018
Formerly named Passopisciaro, the Passorosso is a red wine made from the grapes of Nerello Mascalese, blending across different altitudes and soil types of Mount Etna. The wines age in large, neutral oak barrels and are unfiltered, presenting an interpretation of Nerello Mascalese that is bright, pure, red-fruited, mineral, and herbaceous, and with age, it begins to lose its colour and gain exotic aromas of camphor, sandalwood, and spice. Passorosso is fresh, fruity, and bright, with ever present minerality. Bright ruby in colour, the mineral aromas immediately float from the glass, followed by pepper and bright red fruits. The pepper and minerality continue on the palate, framing a pop of ripe red fruits on the mid palate. The tannins are quite pronounced; along with the acidity, this creates great tension in the mouth and gives way to a long, persistent finish.