CHERRY, RASPBERRY, DARK PEPPER
INTRIGUING VOLCANIC MINERALITY, PLEASANT ACIDITY, SILKY TANNINS
RED BERRY, RHUBARB, LAVENDAR, SPICES
RUBY RED WITH GARNET UNDERTONES
This complex Nerello Mascalese (Sicily’s star grape) is made with fruit from 40 year old vines in our Mount Etna vineyards. Layered yet elegant and fresh with red berry and rhubarb, hints of rose hips, and a touch of smoke.
This wine is our territorial namesake. In fact, our winery’s address is Contrada Petto Dragone!
Petto Dragone - Referring to the chest of Tifeo laying under the winery. Tifeo was the half human and half dragon divine creature in ancient Greek mythology. Petto Dragone is also the subdivision in which Gambino Winery is located, so this wine is our territorial namesake. In fact, our winery address is Contrada Petto Dragone!
The grapes of Mt. Etna are grown with love and care by the Gambino family. The unique environment of this active volcano in Sicily is commonly referred to as the “island within an island.” While grapes don’t grow easily in extreme volcanic conditions, when harvested with care, they create an incredible wine meant to be savored.
Made from 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes! Named after the Mascali area in Carania where the grape is thought to have originated, the Nerello Mascalese grape grows in the cool, high altitudes of the active volcano Mt. Etna. Grown primarily on the northeastern side of Sicily, this red grape contains a rustic black volcanic earthy note, and medium weight fine-grained tannins.
This refreshing white wine is a blend of Grillo and Carricante. Light bodied and crisp, this wine displays aromas and flavors of stone fruit and melon.
The name of this wine comes from the originally spoken Sicilian term ‘feud’oro’ which loosely translates to ‘golden feud’. The name represents the ancient feuds (during medieval times) to control the land. Over time, the use of the adjective "d'oro" became restricted to the area of Marsala (in western Sicily), so we now simply say 'feud'o'.
This fresh, aromatic, unoaked white blend of Carricante and Cataratto is crisp with minerality and aromas and flavors of spring flowers and citrus.
Named for Tifeo, a divine creature in Greek mythology who was half human and half dragon. Tifeo’s wings lay between Messina and Syracuse, his tail underneath Naples, and his heart under Mount Etna. Tifeo was thought to have temporarily disabled the Greek God Zeus, who was later rescued by his son Hermes.SHOP NOW
This delicate, coppery salmon hued Rose of Nerello Mascalese offers aromas and flavors of just-ripened strawberry, watermelon and tropical fruit. Bright acidity and a refreshing finish make this the perfect wine to pair with light dishes such as a caprese salad or charcuterie.
Named for Tifeo, a divine creature in Greek mythology who was half human and half dragon. Tifeo’s wings lay between Messina and Syracuse, his tail underneath Naples, and his heart under Mount Etna.SHOP NOW
An easy drinking red blend of Nero d'Avola and Nerello Mascalese. These native Sicilian grape varieties produce powerful yet fruit forward wines and are renowned for producing many of the best Sicilian wines. Nero d’Avola is one of the oldest Sicilian grape varietals and Nerello Mascalese is considered to produce many of the best Sicilian wines, particularly when grown along the slopes of Mount Etna.SHOP NOW
This Nero D’Avola is ripe and lush with flavors and aromas of black plums, cherry, violets, and a touch of vanilla and spice. Aged 9 months in oak.
Spoken 'D’uva Nera', Duvanera translates from Italian to English, meaning 'black grapes.' Interestingly, Duvanera is a similar translation to that of the Nero d’Avola black grapes grown in the small town of Avola in southeast Sicily.SHOP NOW
Alicant has a rich, ruby color. Its intense notes of ripe blackberry, black cherry, blackcurrant, and plum are enhanced by the subtle aroma of cocoa powder. With a ripe, balanced palate, this captivating red boasts a long, persistent finish.SHOP NOW
Tifeo Rosso is a translucent ruby which borders on garnet red. Subtle aromas of cherry and raspberry mix with bolder scents of tobacco, brushwood, leather, and dark chocolate, finishing with a provocative mineral freshness.SHOP NOW
The spumante has a golden straw yellow color emphasized by a perlage that is fine and persistent. The primary sensorial attributes include quince, broom, jasmine, and aromatic herbs, with notes of coconut, hay, and hazelnut. The palate is fresh and delicately salty, with a pleasant and long finish.
I found Gambino while stationed in Sicily in 2005. Their wine has been on par with the finest. Even after opening the bottle day after shipping, delicious as I remember. Great price when compared to local Temecula or Napa wines.
It was not as good as it was when I had it in Italy...not sure why
I could not say enough about this great wine. Pleasant flavours, well rounded, balanced. Stays long in the palate and I could say that I tasted the mineral, I guess it's the proximity of Mt. Etna. It is everything that Flavio said. Thank you.
Coming from Oregon, I am a Pinot Noir fan. The Nerello Mascalese reminds me of Pinot with its minerality and complexity. A sophisticated red.
Easy to drink wine that I would pair with many things. I will be ordering more of this!