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TERRE NERE 12 ETNA ROSSO
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Bottle Size: 750ML
$17.98
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TENUTA DELLE TERRE NERE 2012 ETNA ROSSO

As our newsletter is being written (November 16, 2013, to be exact), Mount Etna erupts! What a precarious position this must make for a winery, and yet this is the norm for Importer Marco Di Grazia who makes the wines of Sicily’s Tenuta Delle Terre Nere. Marco farms the land of these terraced hills of lava rock to produce some of the most elegant, soulful wines we have tasted. The 2012 Etna Rosso is the estate’s entry level wine made of 95% Nerello Mascalese and 5% Nerello Cappuccio. One cannot stop thinking of the black lava rock as you taste this wine. There is, of course, a fine core of dark raspberry fruit, but it is outlined by pristine black earth. The wine soars with red fruits and bright acids, and then goes to a deeper level with that dark finish. Customers who have purchased this wine in the past have become immediate fans of this Sicilian wine, and the 2012 vintage is definitely worth seeking out. On the island of Sicily stands Mount Etna, one of the world’s most unique locations for growing grapes. At nearly 11,000 feet, this is home to one of the most active volcanoes in Europe, known throughout history. It is believed that the ancient Greeks thought this locale to be the home of Vulcan, god of fire… and with every eruption he forged weapons for Mars, god of war.
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