Tenuta Delle Terre Nere, Etna Rosso
Tenuta delle Terre Nere is a young estate owned by the experienced wine afficionado Marco de Grazia, Marco’s first commercial vintage was the 2002. Starting off with one parcel of old goblet vines in the Vigneto Guardiola, Marco has now increased his holdings to a total of five parcels in the Guardiola and Calderara vineyards. There is one vine variety growing on the estate, Nerello Mascalese, which is indigenous to Sicily. Its fabulous old bush vines, the majority of which are pre-Phylloxera, are planted on the rocky and sandy volcanic soils on the north face of Mount Etna at 800 to 900 meters above sea level. A regal elegant style wine aged in old 80% and new 20% French oak barrels for 18 months which demonstrates purity and unique finesse of fruit.
Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are in perfect harmony from low yielding vineyards (35 hl/ha), both young and old. The grapes are macerated until the end of fermentation. The wine then continues its life in oak, until bottled roughly one year after harvest. Even young it is a distinguished wine. Fresh, fragrant, beautifully slender with a fine grip. It has natural polished stage presence with excellent, rich complexity. It is a wine for gentlemen. It is an aristocratically liberal wine: enjoy it with whatever food you wish, as long as its properly cooked.:)
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Tenuta Telle der Nere, Sicily, Italy
Standard Bottle (750ml)