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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Etna

Grape Variety:

Nerello Mascalese

Etna Rosso, San Lorenzo, 2015

6x75cl £290.00

1 case Equiv. £48.33 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Stylish and sensual but with deceptive intensity. Glorious, flowing wild red berry, fresh cut flower and cherry fruit characteristics. Long, silky and pretty but with the depth of flavour to match, complex notes of crushed coriander seed and anise. A beauty. From seventy year old vines planted at 750 metres above sea level on pure volcanic sand. 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.

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