Passopisciaro Passorosso

2014 / 750 ml. | Item #: 45459

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Primary Grape: Nerello Mascalese | All Grapes: 100% Nerello Mascalese


Only $34.19 each when you buy a solid or mixed case


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Critical Acclaim

VN97 Vinous Dec 2016

"Bright red-ruby. The captivating nose combines strawberry, raspberry, minerals, violet and flint aromas. Creamy-sweet but amazingly light on its feet, offering palate-staining, perfumed flavors of soft red berries, ripe red cherry, vanilla, aromatic herbs and crushed rock. Rich, ripe and suave, but displays a penetrating, saline and energetic quality that gives this beauty a three-dimensional mouthfeel and a light-on-its-feet quality. Finishes with great length and wonderfully polished tannins. Absolute knockout wine: from a memorable vintage on Etna, this is most likely the best Passorosso ever (in earlier vintages, it used to be called simply Passopisciaro). Mainly Nerello Mascalese." (97 pts.)

RP92 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 31st Aug 2017

"The 2014 Etna Rosso Passorosso (100% Nerello Mascalese) stands out for the brightness and gorgeous intensity of its ruby color and healthy appearance. The wine is integrated but also mellow from an aromatic point of view with subdued tones of wild cherry and dried currant. With time in the glass, that intensity grows at a quick pace. Ultimately, this wine provides a very integrated and balanced taste of the mighty Sicilian volcano. For the first time, this wine has moved from the Terre Siciliane IGT appellation to become an Etna Rosso DOC." (92 pts.)

SP90 Wine Spectator Apr 30, 2017

"Mouthwatering and medium-bodied, with expressive plum, pomegranate, spice box and dried marjoram flavors. There’s grip here, but the tannins are plush and well-knit. A subtle streak of smoke lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 3,066 cases made." (90 pts.)


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More Information
SKU 45459
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Passopisciaro Passorosso
Country Italy
Region Sicily
District N/A
Product Location - Location-Appellation Etna
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 15%
Brand Passopisciaro
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2014
Bin Location N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 100% Nerello Mascalese
Primary Grape Nerello Mascalese
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale N/A
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