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Colour: Red
Producer: Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Region: Italy
Appellation: Etna
Grape Variety: Nerello Mascalese

Etna Rosso, San Lorenzo, 2019

4 cases
Equiv. £45.00 per bottle

Tasting Note:

You can feel a little more elevation here compared to the sunnier Calderara; this is more lifted but less opulent and generous from the off. A tight-knit wine that develops into something floral, velvety and sumptuous. Black cherry fruit, a touch of blossom, spice and vanilla pod; alluring and smooth yet so focused and taut. So complete. Sheer beauty. San Lorenzo is a great vineyard of 70 years old planted at 750 altitude on quite deep volcanic ash interspersed, sporadically, with stones. 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. San Lorenzo produces tactile, sophisticated, suave wines; Ageing is 18 months in used oak barriques and tonneaux.

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