Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Calderara Etna Rosso Grand Cru Sottana 2021


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Alcohol: 14%

Grape(s): Nerello Mascalese

Localization: Sicily, Italy

Tasting Notes: Aromas of wild herb, violet, red berry, and a hint of hazelnut come to the forefront. Taut and focused, the ethereally elegant palate offers red cherry, blood orange, star anise, and a hint of espresso before a saline close. Fine-grained tannins and bright acidity provide graceful support. 

95 points James Suckling: This is more vibrant with red berries, blood oranges, light spices and hints of terra-cotta. Medium-bodied, juicy and fruit-forward with tangy acidity and dusty tannins. Hints of bitter orange at the end. Long and chalky yet very attractive and enjoyable now. 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 themselves 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.

All this sets them apart.