Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend

9.051 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Top Notes For
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
LM Segal

Very high quality Sicily at this price point. Lithe, light, little luscious. Zing.

Very high quality Sicily at this price point. Lithe, light, little luscious. Zing.

1 person found it helpfulSep 14th, 2019
Tony Velone

Smells of cherry, dry mushrooms and wet wood.
Good tannins but you feel the alcohol a bit. In my opinion I should have waited 2-3 years before opening it.
This wine has the potential to score 9.1/9.2 in couple of years.

Smells of cherry, dry mushrooms and wet wood.
Good tannins but you feel the alcohol a bit. In my opinion I should have waited 2-3 years before opening it.
This wine has the potential to score 9.1/9.2 in couple of years.

Jun 7th, 2020
Scott Samlan

Elegant. Great structure. Nice tight tannins

Elegant. Great structure. Nice tight tannins

Dec 8th, 2019
Farial Moradnouri

Another fantastic Wine Wednesday at Vega in SF! Vino Italiano Perfetto 👌🏼🍷

Another fantastic Wine Wednesday at Vega in SF! Vino Italiano Perfetto 👌🏼🍷

Oct 3rd, 2019
Ely Cohn

All over wonderful but more powerful than you think. Best enjoyed with substance.

Sandpaper tannins and fully luscious fruit - dried strawberries and preserved raspberries and maraschino cherries and, it's Etna, so lots of minerality. The Etna for the main course.

All over wonderful but more powerful than you think. Best enjoyed with substance.

Sandpaper tannins and fully luscious fruit - dried strawberries and preserved raspberries and maraschino cherries and, it's Etna, so lots of minerality. The Etna for the main course.

Jul 18th, 2019
edward Simpson

Bresson restaurant recommendation, medium bodied, cherries, awesome

Bresson restaurant recommendation, medium bodied, cherries, awesome

Jul 11th, 2019