Last autumn we had the absolute delight of traveling to Sicily to try the fantastic wines from the spectacular island. On of the highlights was a trip to the top of Mount Etna. It was calm when we were there, but last week the grand old lady again began to rumble. Hopefully the wineyards on the vulkano were spared. This weeks wines is one of the finest the mountain and island has to offer.
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Tenuta Della Terre Nere have for over thirty years now made fine wines from their wineyards on the sides of the wolrds most famous vulcano. They have been available in Norway for a while and are quite popular already. And it's easy to understand why. Their wines are fruity and fresh and always a high quality.
The Tenuta Della Terre Nere winery is beautifully situated on the slopes of the mountain and they have a simple philosophy. Given an extreme climate, in order to obtain the best and most consistent ripening, the attention must focus on vineyard management. And this shines through in their wines.
This weeks wine is their Etna Rosso, made from 95% Nerello mascalese and 5% Nerello cappuccio. It's produced from young wines from several of their wineyards all over the estate and they are all situated between 600 and 900 meters up. After harvest and fermentation the wine is aged in large french oak barrels and then botteled after 16 months in the barrels and one further month in a steel tank.
Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2017
Fresh and raw smell of earth and forrest, spices and herbs. Good acid, rasberry and berris from the forrest in the mouth. Very refreshing and drinkable. the good minerality adds to the freshness.
This is a fine wine to enjoy by itself, but will also go well with tomato based pasta dishes, pizza and maybe try it with game.