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Calabretta Nerello Mascalese Vigne Vecchie Sicily 2012
This is the bottle that frankly has kept our adoration of wine firmly grounded for almost 15 years—ever since we first discovered this gemstone as a poor blossoming oenophile couple.
Calabretta is maybe one of the most grounding, soul-soothing, hope-reviving wines you could find. The estate dates back four generations in the shadow of the volcano of Mount Etna. All the way along they’ve tended by hand and without pesticides or herbicides their nearly 100-year-old vines growing semi-wild in between olive and fruit trees. In the cellar, they basically do nothing: crush the grapes, then let the juice naturally ferment and age for six... seven... sometimes almost ten years in giant old Slavonian oak botti.
They emerge quietly commanding, exuding this calm, wise, tempered-by-time rusticity that now appears almost elegant, wholly captivating, whispering blatant evidence of a unique and haunting beauty that can only come with rest, age, and patience.
Fruit notes: dried plum, fig jam, dried black
Non-fruit notes: juniper berry, smoked
rosemary, black licorice
Acidity: medium plus
Tannin: medium plus
Body: medium plus
Possible Pairings: braised short ribs; roasted
root vegetables with agrodolce; staying in