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Tenuta delle Terre Nere - Cru Releases From Mount Etna Icon

It's easy to underestimate the impact the wines of Mount Etna have had over the last 10 years. From near obscurity, to now being some of the most highly sought after wines of Italy, led in part from producers such as Tenuta delle Terre Nere. The winery is owned by the widely acclaimed Marco De Grazia who is one of the winemakers responsible for bringing the wines of Etna to prominence on the world stage.

The red wines of Etna, produced from predominantly Nerello Mascalese, are often compared to a variety marrying the traits of Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir. Terre Nere take their wines a step further than most, and highlight the cru vineyards of the region with wines made at varying altitudes, along with vines planted on the pure Ellittico lava flow terroir. These delicate, perfumed, and intense wines translate the soil and season like few other wines in the world, and with demand far outweighing supply they are now increasingly hard to secure. On the whites front also on offer a rare bottling of 100% Carricante hailing from the famed Calderara Sottana cru vineyard.

The 2020 vintage on Etna is considered by some producers as a difficult year because of drought during much of the growing season, however others disagree and describe the vintage as well balanced with just enough rain.