Producer: Azienda Agricola Cortese
Country/Region: Italy, Sicily
Grapes: 100% Nerello Mascalese
Nutshell: Juicy, Spice, Fresh
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly: Vegan
About Azienda Agricola Cortese
The Cortese Vineyards situated in the Ragusa region of southern Sicily have been in the capable hands of Northern Italian winemaker Stefano Girelli since 2016. Originally owned by Giovanna Cortese, the vineyards were sold to Stefano when Giovanna decided the land was too much for her to manage. The winery was modernised but many of the indigenous grape varieties were kept. Stefano wanted the wines of Cortese to truly represent the unique soils and landscape of Sicily.
Black and red cherries are the stand outs, but there is gentle spice and a subtle savoury character that give the wine more than just juicy fruits. Soft tannins and fresh acidity make this wine a crowd-pleasing cracker.