Grape(s): Nerello Mascalese
Localization: Sicily, Italy
Tasting Notes: The Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso is a ruby red color. The nose is ripe fruits and sweet spices. The palate is fresh, fine balanced and rich with a very elegant finish.
Food pairing: Pair this wine alongside pasta dishes, meat dishes, and fresh cheeses.
94 points James Suckling: The purity of fruit is so impressive here with black cherry and dried strawberry to the ash and black-tea undertones. It’s a medium to full body with firm, tight tannins, and a crisp finish. Floral and some citrus-zest highlights to this. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
The Domain: Tenuta Delle Terre Nere is the fruit of over 30 years of passion and works in the world of fine wine.
And an extraordinary location, as well - this "island within an island" that is the Etna. A place where nature is prodigal but also severe. And here they try with all their heart to express as purely as possible the refined and multifaceted microcosm of this ancient volcanic land. With respect, care and hard farm work, always in organic balance.
The estate's philosophy is simple. Given an extreme climate, in order to obtain the best and most consistent ripening, our attention must focus on vineyard management. The finest workmanship in all aspects of viticulture is the first thing that sets them apart. And what enables them, bringing home exceptionally fine grapes, not to be invasive in their cellar work. A work best described as aimed above all at expressing the character of their varieties in their specific terroir.
A great team, a delicate hand, and a heightened sensibility, as well. And their ideas, that drives them to give the best of ourselves in the quest, not of perfection, but of the ideal bond between what nature gives us and that which our sensitivity, experience, and imagination suggest.