A wine-producing area of Sicily that is unlike any other in the collective imagination, wines weak in colour, with an extremely rich tannic structure and unique aromatic intensity. Black terrain, dry stone walls in lava stone, Tascante is our definitive point of view on Nerello Mascalese, from the oldest vines of the estate.
This red variety is associated above all with the volcanic soils of Etna, where it has been planted for over a century. A generous strain, yielding as many as 14 kilos per plant, its grapes are used to make both reds and rosés. The clusters are generally conic-cylindrical, often approaching a pyramid shape, and winged; the reddish-grey berries are tightly packed, bloom-covered, and of medium size.