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Passopisciaro Passorosso 2020

Mount Etna, Sicily

Regular price $39.99

Passorosso 2020 93VM
Mt. Etna, Sicily


$37.99 on 6+ (6saves2)

100% Nerello Mascalese
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation for 15 days in steel vats; malolactic fermentation in large neutral oak barrels
Aging: 10 months in neutral large oak barrels and cement, with an additional 6 months in bottle

93 pts Vinous Media
The 2020 Passorosso is spicy, showing dried flowers, hints of cardamom and white pepper before its dusty cherry fruit comes to the fore. Soft and enveloping, this impresses with a pure mix of red fruits and inner rose tones guided by cooling acidity. It finishes lightly structured and with a bitter twang of sour berry concentration. While the Passorosso is typically a more forward expression, the 2020 could use another year of cellaring before showing its best. That said, it’s a very pretty wine that is packed full of potential.

An "Etna Snaphot" Passorosso is 100%  nerello mascalese, blending across different altitudes and soil types (Contradas/sites). This wine is an expression of the breadth of flavors that Etna can produce with a character that distills this unique growing environment in a glass, reflecting the variations of each vintage. 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 color and gain exotic aromas of camphor, sandalwood, and spice. 

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