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Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2015


SKU 8033182051609


Made from very fine Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio from low yielding vineyards (35 Hl. Per hectar), both young and old. The grapes are macerated until the end of fermentation. The wine then continues its life in wood until bottled roughly one year after harvest. Even young it is a distinguished wine. Fresh, fragrant, beautifully slender and with a fine grip, it has a natural polish, a stage presence, as it were. And, in aging, as its weave gathers into 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.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Appellation Etna
Brand Tenuta delle Terre Nere
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastAromas of raspberry jam, Mediterranean scrub, menthol and a whiff of exotic spice lead the nose on this beautiful red. Concentrated but also boasting finesse, the juicy palate delivers black cherry, blackberry, licorice, clove, and crushed herb alongside firm, ultrafine tannins.

Kerin O'Keefe, February 1, 2018
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Monica Larner, August 31, 2017