Passorosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2014
VM97: "Bright red-ruby. The captivating nose combines strawberry, raspberry, minerals, violet and flint aromas. Creamy-sweet but amazingly light on its feet, offering palate-staining, perfumed flavors of soft red berries, ripe red cherry, vanilla, aromatic herbs and crushed rock. Rich, ripe and suave, but displays a penetrating, saline and energetic quality that gives this beauty a three-dimensional mouthfeel and a light-on-its-feet quality. Finishes with great length and wonderfully polished tannins. Absolute knockout wine: from a memorable vintage on Etna, this is most likely the best Passorosso ever (in earlier vintages, it used to be called simply Passopisciaro). Mainly Nerello Mascalese."
In 2000, Andrea Franchetti arrived on the volcano Mt. Edna as one of the first of the modern wave of producers. Passorosso is made from 100% Nerello Mascalese blended from different altitudes and soil types. This stunner wine is rich and sophisticated, with soft red berries, ripe red cherry, vanilla, herbs, and crushed rock. The 2014 has been called the “best Passorosso ever.” Biodynamic.