Nerello Mascalese

Nerello Mascalese is a grape present on the Etna Volcano and it is named after the Mascali plain in the Northeast of Catania. There are many biotypes as it has high intravarietal variability.

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Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:
Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata
Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim

Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Sicily.      

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