Scirto - A’Culonna 2016
Producer: Scirto
Wine name: A’Culonna
Classification: Terre Siciliane IGT
ABV: 14.5

If you want to understand age-worthy, serious Nerello Mascalese, here it is, from a micro-producer working with a high-altitude, ungrafted plot on Etna’s north side.
Big on tannins and ripeness, but at its core lies that charming, almost floral red berry fruit. There’s a lot of maturity in this wine, with some browning of the colour, and a fairly animal nose (yes, there is a hint of brett). But it works wonderfully.
Oak aged.