Zabu Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Nero D Avola 2016
Deep ruby violet. The initial leathery, tannic scent immediately whisks you to Europe then the bouquet opens up splendidly to reveal concentrated bramble fruit with hints of vanilla. Big, rich and powerful in the mouth where jammy red fruits are laced with spicy oak and pepper, it’s full-bodied and rounded with firm-centred pillowy tannins. An exciting modern expression of indigenous Italian grapes with just six months in oak, it’s deliciously approachable and juicy.