2018 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso
The single vineyard Calderara Sottana is produced from vines aged between 50-100 years old, planted on the pure Ellittico lava flow terroir. Wines from here display an extraordinarily complex array of aromas and flavours, showing the spectrum of floral, spicy, fruit, and earth. Texturally Calderara Sottana is also the creamiest of the cru wines, slippery and mouth coating.
Extremely limited stocks. Limit 1 bottle per customer.
So floral and fresh with cherries, watermelon, apples, crushed stone and flowers on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm tannins and fresh, vivid acidity that takes you down the palate.
Dried raspberry and kirsch notes are rich and juicy on the palate of this expressive, medium- to full-bodied red, accented by candied violet and star anise aromatics. It's well-balanced and mouthwatering, with an underpinning of racy minerality driving the chewy finish. Drink now through 2030. 900 cases made.
Alison Napjus - Wine Spectator