• "Barbazzale" Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      “Barbazzale” Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      Barbazzale - a solid Nerello from Cottanera convinces with complex aromas of black berries and mocha. Full and harmonious on the palate with a long fresh finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark crimson; slightly reductive, dense, dark berry jelly, reductive; fullness, lots of tannin, finely bitter, dark fruit. Merum

      "An Etna red that’s rich in primary fruit, this shows brambleberry pie, violet reduction and plum paste. Round and fruity on the medium-bodied palate with silky tannins." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Merum:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 5 months stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      8,72 €
    • "Barbazzale" Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      “Barbazzale” Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      Brilliant straw yellow. Aromas of lime peel, herbs and light flowers. Juicy on the palate with a fine acid wire; a medium-long, mineral finish rounds off this beautiful white from Etna. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Catarratto
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 5 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      8,72 €
    • Etna Rosato DOC 2019

      Etna Rosato DOC 2019

      Fresh rosé, with dark berries and a touch of lavender. Clear fruit on the palate, with elegant smoothness, a fine mineral note and last but not least a winning bite. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 3 months stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,40 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 100 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,25
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      13,06 €
    • Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Elegant, exotic-looking Etna Bianco with wonderfully wide aromas of tropical fruits, flowers and peach. Beautifully juicy, balanced and long on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 112 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15,50 €
    • "Diciasettesalme" Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      “Diciasettesalme” Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      Deep dark ruby red. Diciasettesettesalme 2018 offers a wonderful bouquet of dark fruit aromas and Cuban cigar tobacco. Balanced on the palate, elegant, substantial and fresh. Stylistically and qualitatively very successful. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 8 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,36 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19232418 · 0,75 l · 25,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      19,20 €
    • "Calderara" Bianco Etna DOC 2017

      “Calderara” Bianco Etna DOC 2017

      Proud single-ply Sicilian in small edition from 100% Carricante. Fine bouquet of citrus fruits and apricots. On the palate a wonderfully juicy fruit paired with good structure, balanced acidity, fine minerality and appealing length. SUPERIORE.DE

      "I love how the guava peel, citrus, herbs and kiwi fruit interact on the nose, creating a sense of purity and focus. Medium to full body, some finely tuned acidity and a medium, oily finish." James Suckling

      "Elegant and fine, the 2017 Etna Bianco Contrada Calderara is a wine of extreme precision and balance. Like its peers, this expression of Carricante offers a rather neutral bouquet upon first inspection, but the wine warms in the glass to show honey, pear and smoke. The real action, however, is with those drying mineral notes of crushed stone and marine salt. Those give a jolt of energy, excitement and electricity. Give this wine a bit more time to develop in the bottle." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93+ points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months 40/60 oak barrel / cement tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,45 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      20,18 €
    • "Sole di Sesta" Syrah Sicilia DOC 2013

      “Sole di Sesta” Syrah Sicilia DOC 2013

      Sun-drenched Syrah from Etna, with a scent of dark berries and a pleasant spicy note. The taste is mineral and of complex structure. An elegant wine with a harmonious finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Luca Maroni:97 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 14 months small oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,10 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 90 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,66
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      25,25 €
    • "Contrada Feudo di Mezzo" Rosso Etna DOC 2014

      “Contrada Feudo di Mezzo” Rosso Etna DOC 2014

      Beautiful single vineyard Nerello from the north side of the Etna. In the bouquet cherry and small wild strawberry. Very clearly accentuated and fresh taste, acidity and tannin in perfect harmony and well integrated. Long finish with an impressive elegance and freshness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright red. Flinty red berries and botanical herbs on the nose. Slightly riper red berries in the mouth, at once elegant but also currently very tannic. Turns very floral on the long finish. This will age well. Strikes me as one of the more precise, refined versions of this wine by Cottanera. From 25 year old vines, this 100% Nerello Mascalse is aged in 20 hL oak barrels for 15 months." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Aromas of watermelon, plums and flowers follow through to a medium body with a solid core of fruit and a smoky and fruity finish. Delicious. Pure nerello mascalese." James Suckling

      "Here's a very interesting new wine from the Cambria family of Cottanera. The 2014 Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo is a single-vineyard effort from one of the most celebrated cru sites on this northern side of the volcano. Feudo di Mezzo sees soils that have been broken down and eroded from ancient lava flows and is therefore fine and almost sandy in nature. This helps to establish elegance and finesse in the wine. The bouquet opens to wild blueberry and white cherry aromas with light dustings of ash and spice at the back." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 15 months Tonneau/15 months bottle
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,80 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19232714 · 0,75 l · 38,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      29,15 €
    • "Contrada Feudo di Mezzo" Rosso Etna DOC 2016

      “Contrada Feudo di Mezzo” Rosso Etna DOC 2016

      Beautiful single vineyard Nerello from the north side of the Etna. In the bouquet cherry and small wild strawberry. Very clearly accentuated and fresh taste, acidity and tannin in perfect harmony and well integrated. Long finish with an impressive elegance and freshness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Cask sample. Just mid crimson. Sweet, aromatic raspberry nose. Really lithe and perfumed palate of raspberry and with firm tannins on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "This is a beautiful wine that is very representative of what a red wine from Etna should look and taste like. This classic rendition, the 2016 Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo, shows medium-thick fiber and impressive depth. This is a direct and incisive wine that hits the palate with lovely intensity and sharply defined angles. Compared to Cottanera's Etna Rosso Diciassettesalme, this wine is taller, broader and speaks in a louder voice. I tasted the open bottle again the next morning, and the wine was even softer, more fleshed out and delicious." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 15 months tonneau/15 months bottle
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29,15 €
    • "Contrada Zottorinoto" Rosso Riserva Etna DOC 2014

      “Contrada Zottorinoto” Rosso Riserva Etna DOC 2014

      Only about 2,000 bottles are filled every year by this noble Riserva. With a full aroma of black berries, balsamic nuances and spices and a full and clear taste, this great wine excellently combines finesse, elegance and softness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Powerful, radiant ruby with garnet. Opened with notes of ripe, small blackberries, some plum, behind which iodine and liquorice. Full-bodied and dense at the beginning and the end, fine dark berry fruit, opens with present, dense tannin, in the final after liquorice." Falstaff

      "Moderately saturated ruby-red. Clean, flinty and characterized typically by darker fruit aromas and flavors than all of the other Cottanera red wines. Finishes with slow building but noble tannins and a multilayered quality. Zottorinotto evolves at a much slower pace than other Etna reds, so I’d suggest forgetting about this in your cellar for the next couple of years." Vinous

      "What a nose with tulips, dried rose petals, burnt oranges, pomegranate, mandarins, cinnamon, tamarind and black pepper. So juicy and generous yet structured and serious, the beautiful red fruit driven along by well-poised acidity and sturdy tannins." James Suckling

      "The 2014 Etna Rosso Riserva Zottorinoto is one of the stars in this exciting group of new releases from Etna. The wine is darkly saturated and powered by intense, territory-driven aromas. Wild cherry and cranberry emerge first with dark tones of crushed rock and camphor ash at the back. The mouthfeel is tight, elegant and very polished. This vintage shows a very tight and compact nature at its core that makes me think it will have a lot to offer as it continues its bottle evolution. Only 1,900 bottles were produced." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:95+ points
      • Vinous:92+ points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel/24 months bottle-ageing
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,59
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      68,14 €
    • "Contrada Zottorinoto" Rosso Riserva Etna DOC 2014 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Contrada Zottorinoto” Rosso Riserva Etna DOC 2014 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Only about 2,000 bottles are filled every year by this noble Riserva. With a full aroma of black berries, balsamic nuances and spices and a full and clear taste, this great wine excellently combines finesse, elegance and softness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Powerful, radiant ruby with garnet. Opened with notes of ripe, small blackberries, some plum, behind which iodine and liquorice. Full-bodied and dense at the beginning and the end, fine dark berry fruit, opens with present, dense tannin, in the final after liquorice." Falstaff

      "Moderately saturated ruby-red. Clean, flinty and characterized typically by darker fruit aromas and flavors than all of the other Cottanera red wines. Finishes with slow building but noble tannins and a multilayered quality. Zottorinotto evolves at a much slower pace than other Etna reds, so I’d suggest forgetting about this in your cellar for the next couple of years." Vinous

      "What a nose with tulips, dried rose petals, burnt oranges, pomegranate, mandarins, cinnamon, tamarind and black pepper. So juicy and generous yet structured and serious, the beautiful red fruit driven along by well-poised acidity and sturdy tannins." James Suckling

      "The 2014 Etna Rosso Riserva Zottorinoto is one of the stars in this exciting group of new releases from Etna. The wine is darkly saturated and powered by intense, territory-driven aromas. Wild cherry and cranberry emerge first with dark tones of crushed rock and camphor ash at the back. The mouthfeel is tight, elegant and very polished. This vintage shows a very tight and compact nature at its core that makes me think it will have a lot to offer as it continues its bottle evolution. Only 1,900 bottles were produced." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:95+ points
      • Vinous:92+ points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel/24 months bottle-ageing
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,59
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      418,57 €
    About the winemakers
    Cottanera
    Sicily
    Cottanera

    "The ladies from the mountain." could be called this winegrower portrait, because it is actually a well-rehearsed team of 25 women, who do the manual work here at Cottanera. Because up here in the vineyards you have to do almost everything by hand. Up here? Imagine that you are now a steep narrow road with many curves, even serpentines, high in second gear and park about 700 meters high above the sea, which only 30 kilometers as the crow flies reflects the sun in the east. Black earth, a permanent breeze, which carries a fine herb spice with itself, in between the freshly combed green of the vine rows. Now Etna rises before you. 3,350 metres high, snow-covered for most of the year - you can also ski here until April. But that's not why we're here.

    The visionaries: At the beginning of the 1990s, viticulture was almost extinct here. It's too much work. While in the south of Sicily, in flatter plains, vineyards to be cultivated by machine are the boom of the Nero d'Avola, most of the wine-growing stopped here in the north. Too much manual work caused too high costs. The area was small structured, most winegrowers owned perhaps one or two hectares. And these were Albarello cultures, an ancient form of wine education that looks like small trees with thick gnarled trunks, because these cultures were often up to one hundred years old. Uneconomical and also grape varieties that nobody knew and wanted to know. Because it was the time of international varieties. Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah were the fashion in Sicily.

    It was at this time that Giulielmo Cambria convinced his then 60-year-old father Francesco and his brother Enzo to set up a winery here together. The rest is a local, then an international success story. From wilderness and some hazelnut plantations they formed vineyards. Today it's almost 70 hectares. In the beginning the international varieties like Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Viognier dominated. Soon the Cambria brothers, however, began to think about the old local varieties and planted the white Inzolia and Carricante, as well as the red Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. That was more than courageous at the time - and in the village Osteria the brothers were soon declared crazy behind closed doors.

    Meanwhile, the elegant and volcanic-mineral wines of Etna are sought-after specialties among wine lovers that are hard to find because there are so few of them. All wines from Cottanera are characterised by a fine, typical spice, which can only be created here, in addition to wonderful fruit, delicate structure and elegance. Great wines from the volcano. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2000
    • Owner: Enzo Cambria and the "third generation"Mariangela, Francesco and Emanuele.
    • Oenologists: Fabrizio Fiorini, Lorenzo Landi and Mario Ronco (consultant)
    • Annual production: approx. 350,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 65 hectares
    • Natural cultivation