Passopisciaro (Franchetti) Terre Siciliane Franchetti 2018

Other Red Blends from Sicily, Italy
V 97
WA 94
WE 93
14.5% ABV
Item # 347585

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750ml
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97 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "The 2018 Franchetti coats the glass in an inky purple color while putting on a dramatic display of rich blackberry and plum sauce, lavender, sage, mocha and hints of smoke. Its velvety textures wash shades of blue and black fruit across the palate, which is seamless and elegant in feel, supported by underpinnings of salty minerals and savory herbs. There’s so much going on here, and much more to come through proper cellaring, as this winds down incredibly long and gently tannic, signing off with a resonating note of citrus-tinged currants and spice. The 2018 is a more refined and lifted expression of Franchetti that should enjoy a long and wide drinking window. This is an equal-parts blend of Petit Verdot and Cesanese Daffile. Drink: 2024-2034. (Jun 2021)"

94 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "A blend of 50% Petit Verdot and 50% Cesanese d'Affile planted in the Contrada Guardiola at 820 meters in elevation, the 2018 Franchetti is the feather in vintner Andrea Franchetti's Etna cap. The wine is saturated and thick, boasting a dark, rich appearance and carrying a 14.5% alcohol content. It shows medium-rich concentration with aromas of blackberry, black plum, spice and tar. There is some fruit softness here, but not very much, as the wine is more etched and sharp in personality. There are end notes of pencil shaving and crushed granite stone. Again, this 2018 vintage is naturally thinner and shorter compared to previous editions. It should be interesting to see how it fleshes out with more time in the bottle. Production is 3,930 bottles. Drink: 2022-2035. (Oct 2021)"

93 points Kerin O'Keefe (Wine Enthusiast): "This savory blend of Petit Verdot and Cesanese d'Affile cultivated on Mount Etna opens with aromas of cedar, underbrush, spice and black plum. The structured palate features blackberry, clove, orange zest and tobacco alongside austere but polished tannins and vibrant acidity. Drink: 2023–2031. Alcohol 14.5%. (Oct 2021)"
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97 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "The 2018 Franchetti coats the glass in an inky purple color while putting on a dramatic display of rich blackberry and plum sauce, lavender, sage, mocha and hints of smoke. Its velvety textures wash shades of blue and black fruit across the palate, which is seamless and elegant in feel, supported by underpinnings of salty minerals and savory herbs. There’s so much going on here, and much more to come through proper cellaring, as this winds down incredibly long and gently tannic, signing off with a resonating note of citrus-tinged currants and spice. The 2018 is a more refined and lifted expression of Franchetti that should enjoy a long and wide drinking window. This is an equal-parts blend of Petit Verdot and Cesanese Daffile. Drink: 2024-2034. (Jun 2021)"

94 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "A blend of 50% Petit Verdot and 50% Cesanese d'Affile planted in the Contrada Guardiola at 820 meters in elevation, the 2018 Franchetti is the feather in vintner Andrea Franchetti's Etna cap. The wine is saturated and thick, boasting a dark, rich appearance and carrying a 14.5% alcohol content. It shows medium-rich concentration with aromas of blackberry, black plum, spice and tar. There is some fruit softness here, but not very much, as the wine is more etched and sharp in personality. There are end notes of pencil shaving and crushed granite stone. Again, this 2018 vintage is naturally thinner and shorter compared to previous editions. It should be interesting to see how it fleshes out with more time in the bottle. Production is 3,930 bottles. Drink: 2022-2035. (Oct 2021)"

93 points Kerin O'Keefe (Wine Enthusiast): "This savory blend of Petit Verdot and Cesanese d'Affile cultivated on Mount Etna opens with aromas of cedar, underbrush, spice and black plum. The structured palate features blackberry, clove, orange zest and tobacco alongside austere but polished tannins and vibrant acidity. Drink: 2023–2031. Alcohol 14.5%. (Oct 2021)"
Product SKU 347585
Producer Passopisciaro (Franchetti)
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Varietal Other Red Blends
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 50% Petit Verdot and 50% Cesanese d'Affile
ABV 14.5%
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