IT-TTN-32-18

Etna Rosso 'Calderara Sottana', Terre Nere

Etna Rosso 'Calderara Sottana', Terre Nere
  • 98% Nerello mascalese, 2% Nerello cappuccio
  • Extension of the vineyard: 15 ha
  • Soil type: volcanic ash specked by black pumice and solid volcanic rock
  • Northern slope of the Mount Etna, 600-650 meters a.s.l.
  • 50 to 100-year-old vines, some pre-phylloxera
  • Alcoholic fermentation under controlled temperature (28-30° C)
  • Spontaneous malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak barriques, tonneaux for 16-18 months of wood aging and 1 month in steel
  • Bottled unfiltered
  • Annual production: 11.000 bottles (0,75 l)
Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Italy
Region:
Sicily
Appellation:
Etna Rosso
Variety:
Nerello Mascalese
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Certified Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
93
Date:
2020-10-01
Review:
Aromas of wild herb, violet, red berry and a hint of hazelnut come to the forefront. Taut and focused, the ethereally elegant palate offers red cherry, blood orange, star anise and a hint of espresso before a saline close. Fine-grained tannins and bright acidity provide graceful support. 

James Suckling

Score:
96
Date:
2020-11-17
Review:
So floral and fresh with cherries, watermelon, apples, crushed stone and flowers on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm tannins and fresh, vivid acidity that takes you down the palate. Drinkable now, but better in 2023.

Wine & Spirits

Score:
95
Date:
2021-06-01