Passopisciaro Contrada S 2018

Passopisciaro Contrada S 2018

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(2018 review not yet available, 2017 below for reference)

93 points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, October 2019

"S" is for Sciaranuova, a contrade named after its "new lava flow." The 2017 Contrada S shows some nice fruit, cherry in particular, with drying volcanic and ashen tones at the back. Smoke, tar and licorice rise like fumes from the elegant bouquet. There is a note of white pepper as well that you get in some Etna reds, especially old vines of Nerello Mascalese with a tiny bit of Nerello Cappuccio planted within. Production of this wine is 2,450 bottles.- Monica Larner