2015 Terre Nere Etna Rosso Calderara SottanaBlend from Italy
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"The Calderara Cru is composed of two vineyards, totaling roughly 15ha, at an altitude of 650-700m. A small portion of Calderara is pre-phylloxera, the rest is 40-50 years old...
- 93 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
- 92 Wine Spectator
- 91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
"Vivid medium dark red. Piercing aromas of red cherry, minerals and soy sauce. The flavors are similar to the aromas, with an underlying element of crushed rock that adds a welcome saline note contributing freshness. Very mineral round and smooth, this is atypically shaped for a Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso. Closes long with hints of orange peel, Mediterranean herbs and minerals. The bright mineral sheen and Burgundy-like aromas and flavors are typical Calderara Sottana, though this strikes me as being just a little softer and rounder than usual."
92 Wine Spectator
"A bright and harmonious version, with a thread of citrus and spice unraveling through the generous raspberry and mulberry fruit, while supple tannins and a hint of tar focus the finish. Drink now through 2028. 1,300 cases made."
91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Ripe red cherries, treacle tart, sour plums, and some blueberries frame the nose. Medium body, round tannins and a fruity finish. Drink now."
"The Calderara Cru is composed of two vineyards, totaling roughly 15ha, at an altitude of 650-700m. A small portion of Calderara is pre-phylloxera, the rest is 40-50 years old. The soil is extremely rocky volcanic ash overrun by black pumice and solid volcanic rock. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration lasts 10 to 15 days; malolactic fermentation and maturation are carried out in oak. After 18 months the wine is bottled without filtering." -Importer
93 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
92 - Wine Spectator
91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Varietal(s)||Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio|
|Taste||red cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco, sweet spice and mineral|
|Nose||red cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco, sweet spice and mineral|