92 points Wine & Spirits
"The Scammacca del Murgo family has been making traditional-method sparkling wines from Mt. Etna’s native nerello mascalese since 1990. Their rosé, which gains its delicate salmon color from direct press of the red grapes, rested for three years in bottle on the lees, developing toasty notes that complement the wine’s flavors of tart cherry, cranberry and blood orange. Lingering saline notes point to the wine’s volcanic origin, and it finishes clean and bright, ready for a range of seafood or salty appetizers."
92 points Vinous
"The 2019 Brut Rosé Metodo Classico, a varietal Nerello Mascalese vinified white, lifts from the glass with a sweetly scented mix of dried strawberries, roses, hints of cinnamon sugar and smoke. It boasts a silken bead of fine bubbles that massage the palate with notions of ripe pit fruits, hints of white cherry and confectionary spice. This leaves the senses completely refreshed and squeaky clean, with a gentle tug of minerality that seals the deal. The 2019 Brut is stunning and a great entry-level Champagne alternative."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The first artisans to champion Nerello Mascalese as a sparkling wine and certainly one of Sicilia’s oldest winemaking clans, the Scammacca del Murgo family has for more than a century cultivated grapes as well as olive and fruit trees in Santa Venerina. Grown exclusively on the fiery volcanic slopes of Mount Etna, Nerello Mascalese produces not only world-class red wines but also elegant sparkling wines—and is unquestionably one of Italia’s most distinctive grape varieties.