Cantine Paolini Zizza Nerello Mascalese (750ml)
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Cantine Paolini is a cooporative winemaking venture that was established in the 1960’s in the coastal town of Marsala, Sicily. Since their first harvest in 1972, this small group of winegrowers has expanded to over 1000 growers and winemakers. Their vineyards extend over 3,000 hectares on the eastern and southern slopes of the Sicilian municipalities of Marsala, Trapani, Salemi and Mazara del Vallo.
Nerello Mascalese ( pronounced – “nair-ello mask-ah-lay-zay” ) is a light-bodied berry fruit driven Sicilian red. The majority and usually the best examples come from the slopes of Mount Etna Sicily, but the grape is planted throughout the island. The grapes for the Zizza Nerello Mascalese are hand harvested in early September, destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and rests for a short period in barrels then cement vats before bottling. Raspberries and wild berries on the nose and palate, light tannins and fresh minerality. This is an amazing value wine and great introduction to this grape.