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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Sicily

Grape Type:

Nerello Mascalese

Etna Rosso, Calderara Sottana, 2017

6x75cl £155.00

10 cases

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Tasting Note:

Aromatically expressive and very complex. A wide array of sophisticated sweet red fruit, herbs, spice salt and rocks. Equally complex on the palate. Very layered yet open-knit flavours of red berry and wild herbs overlaying a firmly gripping, powerful tannic framework. By far the stoniest of the Etna Crus, its fist-sized black volcanic pumice covering the vineyard. The vine are between 50-100 years old and planted at an altitude of between 600-700 metres. The terroir is based on very old “Ellitico” soils , dating back to between 15,000 and 60,000 years ago, these are rare and only two crus on Etna are purely composed of it- San Lorenzo and Calderara. Ageing is for 18-20 months in a mixture of barriques, demi muids and large barrels of used wood.

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