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Etna Rosso ‘Santo Spirito’ Terre Nere

The two vineyards in Santo Spirito were the last plots acquired by Terre Nere, located adjacent to Guardiola’s northern boundary, and lower in altitude, as its slopes descend toward the Alcantara valley.  Composed of 98% Nerello Mascalese, 2% Nerello Cappuccio from 40-100 year old vines grown in deep volcanic soils. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak.  The wine is bottled after 18 months of oak aging.

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
Italy
Region:
Sicily
Appellation:
Etna Rosso
Variety:
Nerello Mascalese
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Marc de Grazia Selections

Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
90
Date:
2016-12-28

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2017-09-14
Review:
“Very perfumed nose of red cherry, raspberry jam, cinnamon, nutmeg and minerals complicated by tar and shoe polish. Clean, fresh and juicy, but with a sultry quality to the mineral and also ripe red berry and cherry flavors. Clean and fresh on the long, stoney finish. A knockout Santo Spirito that combines size and luscious sweetness like no other Etna Rosso from Terre Nere this year, but it doesn’t quite have the depth or complexity of the best wines from the estate this year.”