Wine Deep Dive: Nerello Mascalese

Wine Deep Dive: Nerello Mascalese

Oct 26, 2023Cornick Marketing

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Barone di Bernaj Nerello Mascalese is a testament to Sicily's wine-making heritage. Its historical significance, health benefits, and distinctive features make it an esteemed choice. When paired with compatible meals, it promises an experience that transcends the ordinary, inviting you to indulge in the Sicilian way of life.

Sicily has long been celebrated for its exceptional wine making. The Nerello Mascalese from Cantine Madaudo is no exception boasting intense, spicy, fruity and vanilla aromas. 


Historical Significance

The Nerello Mascalese grape is native to the island of Sicily and it has been cultivated for centuries in the shadow of Mount Etna, one of Europe's most active volcanoes. The volcanic soils, enriched by centuries of eruptions, impart a unique mineral character to the grape and ultimately the wine. The Barone di Bernaj range allows Cantine Madaudo to share the rich flavours of the volcanic vineyards of Sicily in every bottle. 🇮🇹


Health Benefits

While most don’t associate alcohol with health benefits, the Nerello Mascalese offers more than its sublime flavours as it is rich in antioxidants imbued with anti-inflammatory properties. When consumed in moderation, the Vitamin C and Iron found in the grapes are taken in with each sip. 🍷🍇


Distinctive Features

This elegant red is characterised by a tapestry of flavours, led by the rich fruits of their volcanic landscapes. Each sip allows you to experience the intense fruity flavours by refreshing the palette with its rich vanilla aromas. 🇮🇹


Culinary Harmony 

Pairing the Nerello Mascalese with food will only add to this sensory journey that further benefits your experience. It is strongly recommended that it is paired with red meat dishes and mature cheeses. The vibrancy of the range is what allows it to pair with stronger, more distinctive cheeses such as a pecorino or to be paired with pork in particular. 🥩🧀


The Barone di Bernaj Nerello Mascalese is a testament to Sicily’s wine making heritage. The combination of health benefits, culinary possibilities, and the history of the range itself points only towards the high pedigree of this particular drop. 🍷


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