First Sicilian Etna wine to reach Top 10 of Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2018.

Wine Spectator has released TOP 100 of 2018 showing what the magazine believes are the best wines released in 2018. For the first time has a Sicilian wine reached the TOP-10 of this prestigious list - as no. 9:

The 2016 San Lorenzo Etna Rosso D.O.C. from Sicilian top producer Tenuta delle Terre Nere, located on the northern slopes of Mount Etna near Randazzo.

Wine Spectator gives this description of the San Lorenzo Etna Rosso wine and the work of winemaker Marco de Grazia, the owner of Tenuta delle Terre Nere:

"The consistent quality of Terre Nere’s bottlings and de Grazia’s promotion of this emerging wine region have helped to push Etna to the forefront of Italian wine. This graceful red blends Etna’s signature Nerello Mascalese (98 percent) and Nerello Cappuccio grapes, sourced from 9.9 acres of vineyards within the San Lorenzo cru. The vines are more than 70 years old, planted at an elevation of nearly 2,500 feet (750 m) in soils dominated by volcanic sand."

Our Enoteca has managed to get some bottles of this great wine, follow this link:

www.saporidoc.it/en/wines/red-wine/san-lorenzo-etna-rosso-doc-terre-nere

The quality of Sicilian wines have improved tremendously over the last 10 to 20 years, and the demand for Sicilian wines have increased significantly over the years. The wines produced at the Etna volcano have achieved a particular attention due to their peculiarities e.g. they are mainly made from indigenous grapes and showing a fine minerality due to the lavic soil in which the vines grow.

Wine Spectator has recently made a review of the wines produced at Mount Etna. It shows a long list of superb wines scoring very high in the Wine Spectator evaluation.

Many of these wines you will find in our web shop: www.saporidoc.co.uk

The list from the review is shown below:

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