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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Etna

Grape Variety:

Nerello Mascalese

Etna Rosso, Prephylloxera, 2013

6x75cl £445.00

1 case Equiv. £74.17 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Serious stuff. Like the great wines of the world, this offers huge intensity with a certain lightness of touch. Wonderfully fine floral, small, concentrated berry flavours, mixed with strong Asian spice note and a deep, cooling mineral and earth dimension. Hints of violet, rose and loganberry reveal themselves on the ever-expansive finish. A truly unique wine of which rarely more than 3,500 bottles are made. This cuvée was produced for the first time in 2006 from old pre-phylloxera vines in the Calderara area of Etna 650 meters above sea level. How old these vines are is unknown; however, Don Peppino who has been working in this vineyard for 70 years, thinks they look no different to when he first started. They are roughly estimated to be between 130 to 140 years old.

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