Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend

8.91428 ratings
9.0260 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
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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
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2017 vintage. Excellent tension between elegance, delicate fruit, and tightly-wound tannic structure. Floral hibiscus and violet aromas with cranberry, tart cherry, pomegranate, red plum, autumn leaves, green tea, and tree bark flavors. Great streak of acidity and tannins are still quite tight. Tasty with a very long finish.

2017 vintage. Excellent tension between elegance, delicate fruit, and tightly-wound tannic structure. Floral hibiscus and violet aromas with cranberry, tart cherry, pomegranate, red plum, autumn leaves, green tea, and tree bark flavors. Great streak of acidity and tannins are still quite tight. Tasty with a very long finish.

Oct 25th, 2019
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
Matt Perlman

Rush of raspberry pastille, cherry and dried herb aromas, palate is all about bright, tart red fruit with just a touch of pleasing bitter tea leaf and tannin on the finish. The epitome of a food wine and tremendous value

Rush of raspberry pastille, cherry and dried herb aromas, palate is all about bright, tart red fruit with just a touch of pleasing bitter tea leaf and tannin on the finish. The epitome of a food wine and tremendous value

Dec 8th, 2018
Eric Grasser

Much softer and sweeter than previous vintages. Cranberry and herbs with some firm tannin structure.

Much softer and sweeter than previous vintages. Cranberry and herbs with some firm tannin structure.

Oct 3rd, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Tons of wild red berries, strawberry milk candy, hint of herbs. So clean, refreshing and juicy on the palate. Beautiful acidity. Not a complex wine but a pleasure indeed.

Tons of wild red berries, strawberry milk candy, hint of herbs. So clean, refreshing and juicy on the palate. Beautiful acidity. Not a complex wine but a pleasure indeed.

May 5th, 2018