Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend

8.91476 ratings
9.0269 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Notes from 24H open.

Nose has ripe strawberry, charred oak and warmed cherries.

Palate has mix of fresh & dried cherries, (light) green herbs and dry crushed rocks.

A decent wine, but the stated ABV of 13.5% feels like a falsity, initial aromas are heavy alcohol followed by red fruits, not entirely attractive to this taster.

Notes from 24H open.

Nose has ripe strawberry, charred oak and warmed cherries.

Palate has mix of fresh & dried cherries, (light) green herbs and dry crushed rocks.

A decent wine, but the stated ABV of 13.5% feels like a falsity, initial aromas are heavy alcohol followed by red fruits, not entirely attractive to this taster.

Aug 12th, 2021
web bond

Alcohol is overpowering.

Alcohol is overpowering.

Jul 24th, 2021
Adam Kincaid

Good Sicilians are not hard to come by but this blend is a really cool one: 95% Nerello mascalese, 5% Nerello cappuccio.

Every time I have a mascalese I ask myself why I don’t drink them more. Dried red fruits and rich cherries. It’s dark but light and fresh, a bouncy springiness that lifts flavors right onto the palate.

The value for the price is an easy sell.

Good Sicilians are not hard to come by but this blend is a really cool one: 95% Nerello mascalese, 5% Nerello cappuccio.

Every time I have a mascalese I ask myself why I don’t drink them more. Dried red fruits and rich cherries. It’s dark but light and fresh, a bouncy springiness that lifts flavors right onto the palate.

The value for the price is an easy sell.

Jul 21st, 2021
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9.1

The 2020 Etna Rosato lifts up wonderfully fresh and perfumed, offering notes of sweet peach and white smoke backed by honeyed florals and wedges of candied lime. It’s silky-smooth and round yet spry, washing nuances of ripe pear and nectarine across a core of saturating saline-minerality. There’s simply so much going on here for a Rosato as the 2020 punches well above its class, finishing incredibly long yet juicy, and fizzling out to hints of sour citrus and cheek-puckering green apple. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)

The 2020 Etna Rosato lifts up wonderfully fresh and perfumed, offering notes of sweet peach and white smoke backed by honeyed florals and wedges of candied lime. It’s silky-smooth and round yet spry, washing nuances of ripe pear and nectarine across a core of saturating saline-minerality. There’s simply so much going on here for a Rosato as the 2020 punches well above its class, finishing incredibly long yet juicy, and fizzling out to hints of sour citrus and cheek-puckering green apple. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)

Jul 1st, 2021
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9.2

The 2018 Etna Rosso opens with a dazzling mix of crushed wild strawberries and savory herbs, complicated by smoky earth tones. It’s juicy, sapid and long, framed by mineral-tinged fruit, spice and floral notes. One of the most consistent and affordable reds coming out of Italy. $19.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, December 2020)

The 2018 Etna Rosso opens with a dazzling mix of crushed wild strawberries and savory herbs, complicated by smoky earth tones. It’s juicy, sapid and long, framed by mineral-tinged fruit, spice and floral notes. One of the most consistent and affordable reds coming out of Italy. $19.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, December 2020)

Dec 23rd, 2020
Michael Centanni

Always tasty!

Always tasty!

Oct 3rd, 2020
Bassel Sommelier

Brings back Sicily to my mind! Rusty tannins but also the smell of Etna

Brings back Sicily to my mind! Rusty tannins but also the smell of Etna

Jun 7th, 2020
Jay Kline

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?

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?

May 8th, 2020
Matt Perlman

Bright red cherry and raspberry, firm tannins, mineral crunch, dried herbs...great entry level Etna

Bright red cherry and raspberry, firm tannins, mineral crunch, dried herbs...great entry level Etna

Mar 30th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Even the entry level wine is exciting. Brilliant fruit and pungent volcanic terroir.

Even the entry level wine is exciting. Brilliant fruit and pungent volcanic terroir.

Dec 23rd, 2018