The TERRE NERE estate is located on the northern slopes of the Mt. Etna volcano, with vineyards between the village of Solicchiata and the town of Randazzo. It is owned by Marco de Grazia. The area is historically recognised as the finest in the appellation for fine red wines. The property consists of over 30 hectares, divided into 10 parcels in four crus, with a total vineyard surface of 25 hectares. Except for 6 hectares that were planted more recently, the rest of the estate’s vines are between 50 and 100 years old.
Blend: 98% Nerello Mascalese and 2% Nerello Cappuccio
Vineyard age (year of planting): Nerello Mascalese 2008,1963 and Nerello Cappuccio 2008,1963
The 2012 was #87 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015
‘2012 was 93/100 from Wine Advocate and the 2014 is similar in style and intensity. The 2012 Etna Rosso shows a fascinating bouquet with dried herb, balsam tones and beautiful background notes of dried fruit and mineral. The wine evolves quickly in the glass and is really quite remarkable in terms of its intensity. It consists of 98% Nerello Mascalese and a tiny part Nerello Cappuccio aged in oak for up to 11 months. Again, you get remarkable quality with Tenuta delle Terre Nere at impressively low price points. Drink 2015-2022. – Wine Advocate
‘A perfumed, light- to medium-bodied red, with crushed raspberry, mineral and spice flavors. Light tannins show on the supple finish. Elegant and very drinkable. Drink now through 2021.’ – Wine Spectator WS90