2019 Rosso Le Casematte

Grapes Nocera, Nerello Mascalese
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Sicily
District IGP Terre Sicilliane
ABV 13%

70% Nerello Mascalese. 30% Nocera aged in 1st and 2nd year use French Oak Tonneaux for 6 months. Gorgeously aromatic, pepper, violets, herbs and cherry skins, blackberry and raspberry, really generous. The palate has tang and grip, juicy fruit, cherry, cranberry and blackberry. Rich tannins, bright sappy acid, then herbs come through on the finish with a touch of pepper. L&S (Jul 2022)

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Le Casematte

There can't be too many wine estates named after WWII gun emplacements, but the three concrete casemattes among the vines designed to protect the Strait of Messina have indeed inspired the name of Le Casematte - "a place where grapevines have supplanted death" they say on their web-site, probably quite profound. Le Casematte was founded in 2008 by former footballer Andrea Barzagli and accountant Gianfranco Sabbatino. The vines are in the north of Sicily, with vineyards rising to 500m above sea-level, and northerly exposures helping to mitigate the southern sun-shine. They are committed to organic farming.

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