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Zabu `Il Passo` Nerello Mascalese 2017 (1 x 75cl)

This is a young estate in southwestern Sicily, whose vineyards caught the eye and winemaking talents of Valentino Sciotti. Valentino (of Gran Sasso and Vesevo) saw they had great vineyards and a good winery but were missing the necessary expertise to make wines the market required. Valentino and his team of young winemakers have taken the raw materials and transformed them into wines that people want to drink.

The vineyards for Vigneti Zabù were planted in 2005 on the hills around Lake Arancio in Sambuca di Sicilia in southwestern Sicily. The uncontaminated area of Sambuca di Sicilia is a rich land with ancient vineyards. Lake Arancio, with its crystal-clear water, creates a perfect microclimate for viticulture.

As soon as the grapes were ripe, the canes were cut and the grapes were dried naturally in the hot Sicilian sun. After aboout 20 days, the grapes had lost about 20% of their weight. They were then harvested, pressed and underwent a long maceration on the skins. The wine was then aged for six months in American and French oak barriques before bottling.

Bright red ruby in the glass with intense aromas of red fruits, spices and red flowers. The wine is vibrant, full and intense with a bright red fruit character. Warm, with a silky texture, it is well-balanced with a persistent finish.

Bottle Size: 75cl
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Grape Variety: Nerello Mascalese
Delivery: Usually ships in 5-10 working days
Product Code: ITSI0127B17S
£13.30