Our fascination with Nerello Mascalese developed hand-in-hand with our fascination with Carricante. After tasting some of the stunning wines made from Nerello vineyards on the north side of Mt. Etna, we were surprised that the wider wine world wasn’t more familiar with the grape! The best examples remind us of everything that we love about great Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo- bright red fruit, complex aromatics and a savory, earthy finish. Much like with Carricante, we felt that Nerello Mascalese was a perfect fit for the growing conditions, altitude and unique geology of our Centennial Mountain Vineyard.