2019 Cortese Nostru Nerello Mascalese

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2019 Cortese Nostru Nerello Mascalese

Leathery, resistant, attached to life: the Agave embodies the spirit of the territory that hosts it. Able to survive in all conditions, he never forgets to explode into the sky in a flowery tower.

An extremely versatile wine. Perfect with pasta, either with white meat or tomato-based sauces, but equally with roasted meats, tuna or swordfish cooked on the grill.

Tasting Notes

This lovely midweight red wine is made from Mount Etna's premium red grape.


Ruby Red in colour which will tend to Garnet with aging, with a modest concentration of color typical of the variety. 


The aroma is fine and varied, prevailing over all the small red berried fruits accompanied by an elegant spicy character. Intense yet delicate it has a silky fine texture with redcurrant and blackcurrant notes.


In the mouth the Nerello Mascalese excels for its elegance thanks to silky tannins and contrasted by a marked minerality.


The name Nerello Mascalese derives from the small town of Mascali on the slopes of Etna, the area of ​​origin of the vine. It is a variety that in recent years has returned to production not only on Etna but also in other areas of Sicily with different expressions.

Our Nerello Mascalese grows at an altitude of about 400m above sea level, and is harvested entirely by hand in small boxes of 10-15 kg. After harvesting, the grapes are immediately separated from the stalk and vinified with an extremely soft pressing.


The must is fermented on the skins with frequent remontage during the early stages of fermentation. Once fermentation is finished,we continue the skin contact for about 15 days with one very soft remontage a day. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally once separated from the skins. The wine is kept on its very fine lees for about 6-8 months before being bottled.


91 points - Luca Maroni - I MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI (2019 Vintage)


    Year 2019
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Nerello Mascalese
    Country Italy

    Alcohol content

    13.5% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
    Type Red Wine
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Dietary Information Certified Organic, Vegan & Vegetarian
    Food Matches Try with succulent burgers and grilled flavoursome fish dishes.

    Sicily, Vini IGP