Prephylloxera 2018 - Etna Rosso D.O.C. - Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Prephylloxera Etna Rosso from Sicilian top producer Tenuta Terre Nere. A top vintage of this very exclusive and concentrated red wine made from very low yielding vines of 130-140 years of age that survived the Phylloxera disease in Europe. A once in a lifetime opportunity.



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Data sheet

ProducerTenuta delle Terre Nere
ClassificationEtna Rosso D.O.C.
Wine styleDry red wine
Grapes98% Nerello Mascalese and 2% Nerello Cappuccio
Maturation16-18 months of ageing in French oak barrels and 1 month in stainless steel tanks.
BouquetComplesso, note di fiori di campo, frutti rossi e spezie nobili
Pairs with Red meat, game, seasoned cheese. Serve at 18-20 C.
Alcohol14% vol.
Volume0,75 l

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The vines for the Prephylloxera grow in Calderara Sottana in the midst of a larger vineyard that have survived the phylloxera decease. They, therefore, are over 130 years old and stand on their original rootstock. Its elegance is measured, its authority understated, its sophistication effortless. A grand wine. 

The Nerello Mascalese grapes for the Prephylloxera Etna Rosso were hand picked and fermented under controlled temperature. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation and ageing took place in in French oak barriques and tonneaux. After 16-18 months of wood ageing and 1 month in steeltanks the wine was bottled.

Colour: Intense ruby with mahogany hues

Bouquet: Complex, with notes of wild flowers, red fruits and noble spices

Flavour: Concentrated, but also balanced and elegant at the same time, long-lasting pleasure

Longevity 10-15 years.


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