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Caruso & Minini, Terre di Giumara, Frappato / Nerello Mascalese 2019 (1x75cl)

Country: Italy
Grape Variety: Frappato | Nerello Mascalese
Region: Sicily
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.5%
Availability:6 in stock for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
No further stock available
Product Code: ITSI0130B19S
£10.10

This (both the 2018 vintage, and this, the 2019) came in for a glowing review from the team at Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (www.JancisRobinson.com) - reviewer Tamlyn Currie - in September 2020.

The overall article appears here (unusually free to all readers) and the short-form review of the wine (it scores 17/20, a good score indeed for wines three of four times the price) can be found by clicking the blue link immediately below.

Caruso & Minini, Terre di Giumara, Frappato/Nerello Mascalese 2019 - JancisRobinson.com review Sept 20 

Caruso & Minini are a part of the wave of revival in Sicilian wine. Smaller wineries have sprung up in the past decade with private investment and a strong interest in the potential of the native grapes from Sicily. One example is Caruso & Minini. When Mario Manini met Stefano Caruso it sparked a long-held dream to produce a wine in the historical winemaking region of Marsala in Western Sicily. The Terre di Giumara range focuses on these unique and delicious Sicilian grapes.

This wine is a blend of Frappato and Nerello Mascalese (the makers do not specify the relative proportions, but it would surprise us if this were not ~50/50).

To see an information and tasting sheet for this wine that has been prepared by the team at Caruso & Minini, please click on the blue link below.

Caruso & Minini Terre di Giumara Frappato Nerello Mascalese - fiche technique

The wine has a aromas and flavours of jammy red fruits, summer herbs and a touch of violet. On the palate it is rich, yet refreshing. For a more colourful and dynamic tasting note, do see the Jancis article/review above! Of previous vintages, Decanter have said, "Fermented in stainless steel, with a third then racked into oak tonneaux for eight months. A light, fresh cherry character fills the glass, with darker fruit following on behind. In the mouth, there's a wonderfully sweet, fresh strawberry and baked red fruit flavour profile, framed by a touch of wood and peppery spice. Great with duck".