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Contrada Chiappemacine IGP Tenuta di Passopisciaro 2017

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Contrada Chiappemacine IGP Tenuta di Passopisciaro 2017

After establishing the estate in 2000, Andrea has turned it into one the region’s stars, as well as a global proponent of what can be achieved on volcanic soils. As he says, “It seemed crazy to restore vineyards so high up the mountain – above, it was erupting – but I liked that they were planted so high."

"100% Nerello Mascalese, planted at 550m altitude. Lying on the edge of a lava flow, this tends to have a more rounded, ebullient style. The 2017 offers a seductive combination of savoury, volcanic minerals and pretty, very pure, sweetly-perfumed berry fruit. Floral and elegant, it wears red fruits proudly on its sleeve, focused and delightful. Wonderfully accessible, with hints of spice, this is lovely, through to a long, precise finish. Wine Spectator’s Insider Weekly – 92 Points "

  • Nerello Mascalese
  • ABV 14.5%
  • Lay down
    2022 - 2026
  • Cork
  • Dry
  • Vegetarian
  • En Primeur

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Italian Wine

It is hard to imagine a more exciting or varied wine-producing country than Italy. With a vibrant winemaking history spanning over 2,000 years, and vineyards stretching from the Alps through the Appenine mountains to Sicily, the Italian peninsula is home to an enormous range of climates, topographies and soil typeshosting hundreds of distinctive grapes unique to Italy.

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