Etna, Catania

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Feudo di Mezzo Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2014

As always, very good, careful hand in the cellar is evident, but need a little bit more vibrance for me - perhaps as a lower elevation Contrada, ripeness and alcohol are overpowering nervous acidity — 7 days ago

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Scott Petrus

Scott Petrus

The disappointment is palpable.
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

I was blown away by their Guardiola 2014
Eric Guido

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I think it just need more time. Even Marco will tell you that the 2014s are in an odd phase right now.

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Guardiola Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Nerello Mascalese 2014

Talk about a massive step up from the young Rosso we drank just before. While the former was dark fruited, this was mostly red brambles with flowers and mushrooms. Impeccably layered with compelling texture. The tannins are still firm but integrating very nicely. Lovely structure. Long, slightly saline finish. My word, what a gorgeous wine! Perfectly appropriate to drink now but this will undoubtedly drink well for at least another five years. — 18 days ago

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I Vigneri di Salvo Foti

Vinudilice Metodo Classico Spumante Rosé Blend

Volcanic rocks and tiny berries, red fruits, rhubarb, a touch of caramel candy. Creamy mouthfeel, cutting acid and subtle tannins. And a finish that goes on for minutes. Sometimes a wine speaks so much to place, it’s hard to describe, but drinking this brings me back to Etna in a way few others can. High altitude (1300m) blend of indigenous Etna grapes blanc de noir. Everything is there for graceful long term aging too. Brilliant wine. Disgorged 2019 — 20 days ago

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Etna Nerello Mascalese 2015

Not a wine of great depth or complexity, but of really nice balance and a great weeknight dinner companion. Nose has bright cherry and lifted minerality, as well as a bit of spice. Slender and juicy in the mouth. Great acidity and very smooth-textured. — 12 days ago

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Contrada Sciaranuova Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2016

Same grape same winemaking. Spicier more red fruited. Stemmy. Just... different. More tannin? Different style tannin? Can’t decide which site I like better. Excellent study in terrior — 10 days ago

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Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2016

Nebbiolo is a varietal I have rarely had. This one is from Sicily. It is gorgeous gemstone red in the glass, a beautiful transparent dark red. It smells of pepper, thyme and cherries. It looks so much like Pinot Noir that that is the taste one would expect. But Nebbiolo ain’t no Pinot! This wine tastes of cherries with fresh juicy acidity but then takes one on a direct journey to tannin land. Not velvety tannin but clean crisp tannins. A unique repeatable experience. — 4 days ago

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Cuvée della Vigne Niche Calderara Sottana Etna Bianco Carricante 2018

2020 spring. Calderara Sottana is on the north side of Etna and better known for reds. This was really nice, with lots of flowers and almonds, and a salt / acid backbone. Again, no petrol - again perhaps because of youth. I’d be curious to see how this ages compared to Pietramarina or A’Puddara — 2 days ago

Barone di Villagrande

Etna Rosato Carricante Nerello Mascalese

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This Nerello Mascalese with a dash of Carricante shows a bouquet of peaches in cream offset by citrus-tinged florals and smoky minerals, then opens to reveal silky richness, leaning toward the savory spectrum, teeming with brisk acids and a hint of spice. A balanced beauty with depths to spare. $20.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2020) — 15 days ago

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Jeff Venier

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Sounds amazing! Does this come into CA?

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Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend 2017

I’ve been enjoying the wines of Tenuta delle Terre Nere since I was first introduced to them a handful of years ago or so. One thing that is very obvious is how much their wines vary from vintage to vintage...sometimes it’s dramatic. This 2017 vintage is predominantly dark fruited with powerful, almost rustic tannins. A slightly hulking verson of Nerello Mascalese that doesn’t need a lot of thought. Quaffable. Drink now but could hold for a few years with ease, but why? — 18 days ago

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Cantine Valenti

l'innesto Nerello Mascalese

A bit beyond words on this one—but wow, Sicily is amazing — 4 days ago

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