Dark ruby red with orange hues, the wine has an intense, elegant and ample nose boasting notes of ripe red berries and blueberries, Mediterranean shrub, and spicy notes like nutmeg and pepper. Well-balanced on the palate with firm tannins, a round, rich fruity flavor, and an elegant finale.
Blend: 55% Nerello Mascalese, 25% Nerello Cappuccio, 10% Nocera, 10% Nero d'Avola
93pts James Suckling
This is really floral with lilacs, tulips, rose petals and then freshly cut herbs. Medium-to full-bodied, tight and composed. Fresh acidity drives this through to a crunchy, medium-chewy finish. A blend of nerello mascalese, nerello cappuccio, nocera and nero d’avola.
91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Le Casematte's 2016 Faro represents a traditional blend of 55% Nerello Mascalese, 25% Nerello Cappuccio, 10% Nocera and 10% Nero d'Avola. These four grapes are radically different from one another yet they reach a place of impeccable balance in this wine. Both the Nerello Cappuccio and the Nocera add tangy aromas of crushed white pepper. The Nero d'Avola adds subtle tones of roasted fennel seed and green caper. Lastly, the Nerello Mascalese adds tar, smoke and dusty ash. Some 10,000 bottles were made.
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