Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Premier Cru Feudo di Mezzo Il Quadro delle Rose 2016

$59.99

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Alcohol: 14%

Grape(s): Nerello Mascalese

Localization: Sicily, Italy

Tasting Notes: From the best parcels – such as their “Quadro delle Rose” - it betrays a dusky character, autumnal tones in its cedary-spicy bouquet. Always the fist to be harvested, Feudo di Mezzo is also always the one readiest to open up and generously deliver itself. Of all crus it is supremely silky, its tannins suave, its bouquet darkly debonair. 

Notes: Average age of the vines: between 40 an d 80 years old. Cultivation en goblet and modified en goblet; Harvested in the first week of October

Vinification: alcoholic fermentation under controlled temperature (28-30° C)

Aging: spontaneous malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak barriques, tonneaux.

Bottling after 16-18 months of wood aging and 1 month in steel.

Food pairing: Pair with poultry, pork, game, lasagna and braised meats.

The Domain: Tenuta delle Terre Nere is the fruit of over 30 years of passion and work 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 ideals, that drive them to give the best of ourselves in quest, not of perfection, but of the ideal bond between what nature gives us and that which our sensitivity, experience and imagination suggests.

All this sets them apart.