Nerello Blend

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

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? — 19 days ago

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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 — 9 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.

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Nerello Mascalese 2013

A pale ruby color in the glass offering delicate notes of dried flowers, tart cherries, marjoram and bitter orange. The tannins are drying and grippy but not cloying. The fruit is delicate and round with soft silky textures of bing cherry, Vassos, black currant and crushed stone. The finish is lush and soft with hints of figs, star anise, and smoke. — 21 days ago

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Bonavita

Terre Siciliane Rosato 2019

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2019 Bonavita Rosato is an incredibly deep ruby color, so much so that you might mistake it for a red. On the nose, I’m finding an alluring mix of crushed cherries, offset by tangerine, rose petals, and the slightest hint of exotic savory spice. On the palate, soft textures usher in a remarkably pure expression of floral-laced red fruits and minerals, as it seems to hover across the senses over a core of vibrant acidity with hints of ginger and a gentle tug of tannin. The long finish is fresh but also showing a youthful structure, leading me to believe that this might be even better if given some time to unwind in the cellar. This blend of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and Nocera is really quite stunning. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2020) — 6 days ago

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

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. — 19 days ago

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Tenuta Tascante

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 — 12 days ago

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Cantine Valenti

Norma Etna Rosso Nerello Blend

But how can you go wrong with this grape? I still haven’t seen it go wrong. The burgundy of the south always delivers. — 18 days ago

P, David and 5 others liked this

Palari

Faro Nerello Blend 2007

This wine surprised me. I expected it to taste like Etna Rosso. Instead, it was a very strong wine like an Aglianico or Nero d’Avola, despite the fact that the bottle was from 2007. This wine needed hours of decanting to lose its overpowering flavor. The wine needs to be consumed with steak, not pizza or cheese. I was worried it would be washed out, but this wine could go another 5 years. Nose is balsamic and pepper, and palette begins with intense dark fruit and ends in pepper. — 18 days ago

Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel (Classico) Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2016

It’s alive!!
Started out juicy and after hours opened changed personalities a few times, ending brambly. One of the benefits of natural wines... you get multiple taste experiences.
— a month ago

Ira, Iwan and 7 others liked this

Planeta

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. — 14 days ago

Iwan, Aravind and 11 others liked this