Thanks to organic vineyard cultivation and organic winemaking in the cellar, Vurria Nerello Mascalese retains a truly genuine character. Nerello Mascalese vines are planted on the historic family vineyard Paradiso in the small DOC of Contessa Entellina, on ancient volcanic, mineral rich soils at 1,600 ft.
The indigenous variety, typical of North-East Sicily, was introduced to Sambuca di Sicilia in 1968 by father Aurelio Di Giovanna. More than fifty years later the family continues to create a unique expression of Nerello Mascalese from their vines. An elegant and complex Nerello Mascalese with notes ranging from savory to mineral.
The dry, windy Mediterranean climate and the mineral-rich soil gives the grapes a beautiful aromatic composition that is expressed on the nose with hints of rose petal, raspberry and cherry.
September 18-19, 2019
Hand harvested grapes are de-stemmed. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tank. Soft pressing after 7 days on the skins.
Certified organic winemaking & vegan friendly.
Elegant scents of orange zest, pomegranate and spice.
Bright and complex with fine tannins and intense minerality that give good length.
Pairs well with grilled tuna and swordfish or tomato based fish dishes.