2009 Passopisciaro Sicilia Contrada Sciaranuova

Nerello Mascalese

  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Sicilia
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Bob H wrote:

    August 9, 2019 - Floral notes and red fruit on the nose.

    Nicely expansive on the palate, but the fruit here is fairly ripe, bordering on overripe. Decent acidity keeps that ripeness in check somewhat - this is good, but I liked the '12 contrada C that I just had a little better.

  • JM Cellar Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 19, 2017 - Super reductive on opening. Needed to be decantered for a couple of hours until this blew off. After that it was bright, powerful and had some great floral notes.

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  • Bob H wrote:

    September 15, 2017 - A "day 2" glass. As typical of Nerello Mascalese-based wines, very lightly colored. A floral note on the nose, back by candied red fruits.

    Sweet & sour red fruits on the palate, with good supporting acidity and a decent finish. We gave this wine short shrift last night as it was outclassed by a 2001 Pertimali Brunello, but it is attractive, if less than stellar, by itself.

  • Bob H Likes this wine:

    March 20, 2016 - Translucent ruby in the glass (and not nearly as light-colored as the 2010).

    The nose here seems "riper"/more accessible; still red-fruited, with a menthol note as well.

    Very smooth and "together" on the palate - if you were drinking these wines blind, you would never guess that this is only one year older than the 2010, as it seems considerably more ready/mature.

    I believe this is one of the higher altitude cru vineyards.

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  • Bob H Likes this wine:

    October 23, 2013 - Translucent ruby at the core, lightening out quite a bit at the rim; colored like an older wine. Young primary nose that featured sweet cherries and menthol at the outset, but is now starting to "batten down the hatches.

    Acidity nicely frames the sweet & sour cherry fruit; this is a young, serious, light-bodied wine. With the caveat that I really don't drink a lot of Sicilian wine, I can say that this is one of the first times I've tried one where I clearly came away with the impression that the wine would be much better with additional time in bottle. High potential, but not overly giving right now.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring the Best of Central and Southern Italy (June 2011) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Passopisciaro
  • Varietal Nerello Mascalese
  • Designation Contrada Sciaranuova
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicily
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Sicilia

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  • In Cellars 68 (54%)
  • Consumed 57 (46%)

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