2015 Bonavita Faro Nerello Mascalese
Bonavita has one main objective as a winery – to contribute to the reevaluation of one of the most ancient of Sicilian wines, the 'Faro' of Messina.
Situated in Sicily's north east, Messina isn't really the place that people think of when it comes to high quality Nerello Mascalese. But they've been making wine from Nerello for at least as long as nearby Mt Etna.
Here the wine is more in the red fruit spectrum, dusty, savoury, sturdy. Nerello really is one of the least understood and underrated varieties anywhere in the world. Vines are 80 years old, the viticulture is excellent, the wine making hands-off.