2013 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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|Producer||Tenuta Terre Nere|
|Classification||Etna Rosso D.O.C|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||98% Nerello Mascalese and 2% Nerello Cappuccio|
|Maturation||16-18 months of ageing in French oak barrels and 1 month in stainless steel tanks.|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, seasoned cheese. Serve at 18-20 C.|
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 5-10 years.