Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2015Product #32154

Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2015
Color/Type Red
Country/State Italy
Email Wines Q2 2017 (April - June)
Price $10 - $30
Producer Terre Nere
Region Sicily
Varietal Other
Vintage 2015

Over the past few years, the entry-level bottling at Marco de Grazia’s Tenuta della Terre Nere has also been one of the most exciting wines you can buy for under $30.  It's a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grown on Mt. Etna's volcanic soils and very low yields - at 35 hectoliter/hectar, lower than most Grand Cru Burgundy!   As always there are fascinating aromas of deep, dark red, fruit (raspberry, cherry, strawberry) plus notes of balsam, dried herb, and smoky mineral.  On the palate it’s very intense, even powerful, but without heaviness.  Bold raspberry fruit, dark mineral, orange peel, and pine-like flavors coat your palate and drive on through a long, lightly tannic, finish.

"The 2015 Etna Rosso is mostly Nerello Mascalese with some Nerello Mantellato. Old vines range from 40 to 140 years in age. This is the estate's blended red. It does not see fruit selected from a single Contrada. Instead, this wine offers a panoramic expression with fruit from various sites, soil types and altitudes. The wine displays a moderate ruby hue and offers mild aromatic intensity. You get wild berry, ash and dried rose petal, but the delivery is subdued and understated. The mouthfeel is polished and tight."Wine Advocate 90 points

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