Pellegrino Materico Nerello Mascalese 2019

One of the cheaper nerello mascalese out there. Prepare for something funky.

Rustic, leathery, even a bit oxidised. Some VA? Ripe, Mediterranean character with licorice, dried fruit notes and an edgy, slightly coarse palate which finishes hot – it’s not a precise wine, probably not one showcasing the variety well, but it’s honest and effortless (dare I say natural), likeable in some way. Needs some openness.

Rating: OK, 83 points. 
Price: € 8-10 in Germany, Italy.
Stockists: Callmewine, Xtrawine and many more in Germany, Italy.
Tasted: December, 2021.
Drinking window: drink now.
Source: own purchase.

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