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Mortellito ‘Calaniuru Rosso’ Frappato/Nero d’Avola 2020

Region Sicily, Italy
Producer Mortellito
Alcohol 13.0%
Size 750ml
$40.00
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Why we like it

After selling his grapes to Sicilian natural winemaking phenom Frank Cornelissen for years, winemaker Dario Serrentino decided to strike out and make wine the way he wanted. The results have been phenomenal.

His small vineyard, nestled between the olive groves and almond trees planted by, and tended to, by his family for 4 generations, eschews the use of fungicides and pesticides. It’s all natural here baby!

He works only with native grapes, his Rosso is a blend of the light and herbal Frappato and the black cherry driven Nero d’Avola. Macerated for 15 days while fermentation was achieved using natural yeasts.

The wine smells like rosewater, pomegranate and cherries with an underlying pleasant salinity. This is a very clean, thirst quenching, refreshing wine that is just begging to be chilled and drunk with barbecued seafood.

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