Nerello Mascalese is a red grape variety that comes from Italy, It is indigenous to Etna, Sicily, and was first mentioned in the 18thcentury. It is a child of Sangiovese and Mantonico Bianco. Nerello Mascalese is one of the most important native grape varieties across the vineyards of Sicily. Though it shines as the dominant variety in Etna Rosso blends. Siciliy has 3,985ha devoted to it.
Nerello Mascalese makes wines that have a full body, light in colour and alcohol and with high acidity. These refreshing red wines are dominated by fresh red fruit flavours. Strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrants and red cherries are leading flavours.