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2021 Now finished: IL PASSO, Nerello Mascalese, Zabu. Sicily

Bin:  556

Alcohol percentage:  13%

Area:

UK agent, Liberty Wines: “The Vigneti Zabù vineyards were planted in 2005 on the hills around Lake Arancio in Sambuca di Sicilia in southwestern Sicily. The uncontaminated area is perfect for viticulture and has many ancient vineyards. Lake Arancio, with its crystal-clear water, creates a perfect microclimate for viticulture. Vines are planted at 400 metres above sea level on clay soils with good water retention capacity, which helps to sustain the vines through the hot Sicilian summers.

As soon as the grapes were ripe, the canes were cut and the grapes were dried naturally on the vine in the hot Sicilian sun. After about 20 days, the grapes had lost about 20% of their water content and the sugars and flavours had become very concentrated. They were then harvested, pressed and underwent a long maceration on the skins. Fermentation was carried out on the skins in stainless steel vats at 22-24°C. The wine was kept in stainless steel vats until the end of the malolactic fermentation, which took place at 20°C. The wine was transferred into new French oak barrels, where it was aged for four to six months.”

 

Old Bridge rating:

A bit of a “lush”; this is an extremely user-friendly example of Nerello Mascalese.

£16.60

£15.77 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£14.94 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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