Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2016
From the hillsides of Mount Etna in Sicily. Made mostly from the Nerello Mascalese grape. Neutral oak aged. Strong Pinot Noir-like nose of wild cherry, dry herbs and light spice. Taste moves into more raspberry and red currants with more savory flavors of thyme, rosemary and tea leaves. Generous fruit, fine & firm tannins. Dishes with a little fat (meats or olive oil) soften the tannins and make the wine shine.
|Region||Italy, Sicily, Etna|
Wine EnthusiastStar anise, violet, crushed herb and Mediterranean brush aromas align with a whiff of crushed stone. It's silky smooth, offering juicy raspberry, wild strawberry, dark spice and white pepper framed in lithe, polished tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance while a flinty mineral note energizes the finish. Drink through 2026.
Wine SpectatorThis well-balanced red is medium-bodied and fresh, with flavors of cherry, grilled plum, tea rose and smoke framed by sculpted tannins. Drink now through 2023. 10,000 cases made.