Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2011
Other Red Blends from Sicily, Italy
At Terre Nere vinification is simple, classic, and Burgundian in technique. The color of this wine is ruby red. On the nose is slightly balsamic red fruit. The flavor is harmonic, has good structure, and is elegant.
Pairs perfectly with white and red meat dishes, vegetables, medium aged cheese.
A gorgeous entry-level wine, the 2011 Etna Rosso is remarkably balanced and poised. Sweet herbs, tobacco, licorice, fennel and herbs emerge form this utterly gracious and compelling red. This is a great showing from the Rosso. The wine’s depth, balance and harmony are first-class all the way. Based on this showing, I can hardly wait to taste the other wines in the range!
This is aromatic and pure, displaying ripe sour cherry and raspberry notes woven with light tannins and undertones of ash and tobacco.
500,000 years of volcanic eruptions have created endless soil variation in neighboring plots of land, many of them radical. The soil at Terre Nere is mostly volcanic ash speckled by black pumice and peppered with abundant volcanic rock; to call it 'rocky' is putting it mildly! The weather variations in the area are profound and generally characterized by exposure, altitude, and 'airiness,' defined here as the character of a well-exposed vineyard not protected by hills,... View More