Wine Grapes Database - Quattrocalici

The Nerello Mascalese Grape Variety

    The Nerello Mascalese grape is a Black berry variety and is mostly grown in Sicily region(s). The Nerello Mascalese grapes are also widely present in a bigger area which includes Sicily, Calabria regions as well. The Nerello Mascalese grape belongs to the Local varieties group. The wine made from the Nerello Mascalese grapes is ruby red, dark and its taste is basically intense, elegant, tannic, full bodied.

    Nerello Mascalese grape

    Nerello Mascalese Variety main information

      Berry colorBlack berry
      Vine categoryLocal varieties
      Registration year1970
      Authorized regionsCalabria, Sicily

      Nerello Mascalese ampelographic description

      Leaf descriptors

      medium, big sized, wedge-shaped, pentagonal shape, with entire leaf, three lobes.

      Grape descriptors

      medium, dense, medium, cylindrical, conical, with 1 wing(s).

      Berry descriptors

      medium, small, spheroidal, ellipsoid shape, thick, medium bloom and with blue-black skin.

      Nerello Mascalese Wine Features

      The wine obtained from the Nerello Mascalese grapes has ruby red, dark colour. Its taste is intense, elegant, tannic, full bodied.