Materico Nerello Mascalese
Fresh, Fruity, Lightly Spicy
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
A pale red wine, with distinct notes of red fruit, black cherry, blackberry and mascara cherry. It is fresh and fruity, with delicate spicy notes of black pepper, cloves and a hint of cinnamon.
Good pairing with semi aged cheese and fish, serve at 18-19 C
The grapes for this organic wine comes from vineyards located around Salaparuta, near Trapani. The terrain is young, rich in mineral elements, at an altitude of 350m above sea level.
The climate is dry and the area is water stressed, particularly in August, returning to normal conditions during the final maturation phase of the grapes.
The harvest is relatively late for the area, in the second ten days of October. Partial maceration at a low temperature, with subsequent thermo-regulated fermentation. Ageing in steel for 4 months.
The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.
The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.
It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.https://www.carlopellegrino.it/en/