• Etna Rosso DOC 2019 (BIO)

      Etna Rosso DOC 2019 (BIO)

      Dark, bright ruby red. Pure and elegant, with spicy herbal aromas and fresh fruit notes of cherry and currant. Subtle with a beautiful fruity play, delicate salt vein, yet compact and full of harmony. A Rosso with the almost Burgundy finesse and length of a Pinot Nero. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,38 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 86 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,54
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: light meat dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-008
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19172219 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • Etna Rosato DOC 2019 (BIO)

      Etna Rosato DOC 2019 (BIO)

      Subtle fragrance of red cherries, herbs and minerals, complex and long on the palate with grace and elegance. A fabulous rosé with a fine-salty finish and worth every euro. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-008
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19172119 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Etna Bianco by Terre Nere offers a surprising degree of depth and refinement. The cuvée of Carricante, Catarratto, Grecanico, Inzolia and Minnella has a fragrance of grapefruit, quince, dried sage and wild mint. On the palate fine mineral notes, develops elegantly with notes of lemon curd. Excellent quality at a very attractive price. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Carricante, 20% Catarratto, 5% Grecanico, 5% Minnella
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 3 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,66 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 112 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19170219 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • "Le Vigne Niche Calderara Sottana" Bianco Etna DOC 2018 (BIO)

      “Le Vigne Niche Calderara Sottana” Bianco Etna DOC 2018 (BIO)

      Fantastic Etnakreszenz of up to 60 years old vines from small single vineyard with wonderfully balanced iodine and citrus aromas. Softly flowing on the palate, deep in the taste, the fine acidity and delicate wood note well integrated into the overall concept. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 10 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,80 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 93 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: Fish dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-008
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19170418 · 0,75 l · 34,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,90 €
    • "Le Vigne Niche Santo Spirito" Bianco Etna DOC 2018 (BIO)

      “Le Vigne Niche Santo Spirito” Bianco Etna DOC 2018 (BIO)

      This Carricante of up to 100 year old vines from small individual sites does not let anything get to its variety and terroir origin. Fine fruity scent, mineral and with a fresh sea breeze. Powerful, well structured, fine wood notes, balanced and long on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The finest Etna Bianco I have ever tasted; 100% Carricante, aged in oak with great depth of fruit; a powerful white that should drink well for another 5-7 years, but perhaps even longer." Tom Hyland, Forbes Magazine

      "Cedar, citrus and botanical herb aromas shape the alluring nose. On the elegantly structured palate, vibrant acidity frames golden apple, lemon drop candy and a hint of butterscotch. It closes on a slightly honeyed mineral note." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Forbes Magazine:Italy's TOP 50
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 10 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,10 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,63 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 93 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,30
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-008
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19170518 · 0,75 l · 34,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping8 units available

      25,90 €
    • "Le Vigne Niche Calderara Sottana" Bianco Etna DOC 2019 (BIO)

      “Le Vigne Niche Calderara Sottana” Bianco Etna DOC 2019 (BIO)

      Fantastic Etna-rescence of up to 60 years old vines from small single vineyard sites with wonderfully balanced iodine and citrus aromas. Smoothly flowing on the palate, profound in taste, the fine acidity and delicate wood notes well integrated into the overall concept. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 10 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 90 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,28
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-008
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19170419 · 0,75 l · 35,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      26,90 €
    • Etna Bianco Superiore DOC 2019

      Etna Bianco Superiore DOC 2019

      The area around the small town of Milo is the only vineyard on the Etna where Etna Bianco is allowed to be bottled as Superiore - and with good reason: only Carricante may be planted on the steep vineyard, which consists of dozens of small terraces. The vines are grown like a small tree on chestnut wood poles. The eastern exposure and the sea, which is not far away, allow the grapes to ripen late, thus achieving very constant acidity levels, resulting in a white wine of aromatic finesse and freshness that is unrivalled even on Etna.

      This historic site, called Milo, with its old vines is virtually predestined for the Etna Bianco Superiore, which is now in its 2nd vintage. More floral and citrusy on the nose than the normal Carricante, the Superiore also has a little more body, acidity, depth and finesse. The elegant acidity makes it vibrantly fresh and long and provides an exciting drinking flow and a nice ageing potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 65% Carricante, 20% Catarratto, 5% Grecanico, 5% Inzolia, 5% Minnella
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 3 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,72 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19170919 · 0,75 l · 35,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      26,90 €
    • "Le Vigne Niche Santo Spirito" Bianco Etna DOC 2019 (BIO)

      “Le Vigne Niche Santo Spirito” Bianco Etna DOC 2019 (BIO)

      This Carricante of up to 100 year old vines from small individual sites does not let anything get to its variety and terroir origin. Fine fruity scent, mineral and with a fresh sea breeze. Powerful, well structured, fine wood notes, balanced and long on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Forbes Magazine:Italy's TOP 50
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 10 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,08 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-008
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19170519 · 0,75 l · 35,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      26,90 €
    • "Le Vigne Niche Contrada Montalto" Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      “Le Vigne Niche Contrada Montalto” Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      This debut vintage comes from the small vineyard Montalto, situated on the southern slope of the Etna at an altitude of about 950 m, which has taken the top position in the squad of single vineyard Carricante. In its overall impression and aroma it is the most balanced and at the same time most exciting of all Etna Bianco from Terre Nere, here the whole Etna package is available in exactly the right dose: Minerality, saltiness, fruitiness and a perfect trace of flint in the nose. On the palate it is vibrant and fine, with an almost Burgundian elegance, finesse and length. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,05 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 90 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,30
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19171019 · 0,75 l · 36,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      27,50 €
    • "Santo Spirito" Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      “Santo Spirito” Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      Santo Spirito is a wonderfully complex wine. It combines firmness, power, structure and density with the aromas of dark cherries, pomegranate, blood oranges and spicy herbal notes and ends with a furiously long final. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of blackberry, truffle, purple flowers and Mediterranean scrub shape the enticing nose along with whiffs of dark spice. Polished and bright, the elegantly structured palate features ripe raspberry, black cherry and licorice alongside refined tannins. It closes on a hint of espresso." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 25/75 new/used wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,74 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 89 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19172818 · 0,75 l · 49,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      36,90 €
    • "Feudo di Mezzo Il Quadro Delle Rose" Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      “Feudo di Mezzo Il Quadro Delle Rose” Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      Feudo di Mezzo Il Quadro Delle Rose smells of roses and small red berries. It is a heavy, tannic wine that requires a little patience, but with time it finds its balance. A wine of extraordinary finesse with great intellect. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Graphite, thyme, brambly berry and violet aromas waft out of the glass along with Mediterranean scrub. Boasting youthful tension, the chiseled palate delivers succulent Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and coffee bean set against elegant, fine-grained tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced while a hint of saline lingers on the close." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel and barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,69
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19172418 · 0,75 l · 49,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping9 units available

      36,90 €
    • "Moganazzi" Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      “Moganazzi” Rosso Etna DOC 2018

      Here comes the new single vineyard wine, which is similar in style to Santo Spirito, but has an "autumn" component. Bright ruby red, in the nose gravel, vanilla and a subtle hint of mint, along with some cranberry and cherry. On the palate it is fresh and exciting with a sweet and sour component and a bitterish vein. Compact tannin, which certainly deserves a few more years of bottle maturity. In the final then herbal-spicy and long. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • Vinous:92+ points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 97 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,67
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19173518 · 0,75 l · 49,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      36,90 €
    About the winemakersTenuta delle Terre NereSicily
    Tenuta delle Terre Nere

    You need good shoes if you want to go to your vineyards with Marco de Grazia. Best mountain boots. Because that's where you actually go mountaineering. Yeah, you could call it climbing in some places.

    Marco de Grazia is well known in the international fine wine scene. You could say worldwide. He was one of the first in Italy to bring together several up-and-coming wineries and was thus able to achieve remarkable export successes. He was co-inventor and engine of the Barolo Boys.

    In his constant search for good and authentic wines, he arrived in Sicily in 2002 and tasted Rosso dell'Etna - red wine from Etna. And was fascinated. From the wine, from the bizarre landscape with the black soils and from the introverted people who harvested there in many working hours the lowest yields of gnarled ancient wine trees. That's why there weren't twenty wineries left. Today there are ten times as many and wine from Etna is a sought-after speciality.

    Marco and his brother Iano de Grazia, who joined in, are not innocent of this at all. Their commitment and fairly rapid success sparked the interest of some major wine producers, who eventually all invested around Etna.

    The highest sites of the Tenuta delle Terre Nere stretch almost up to one third to the northern flank of the mighty towering and always smoking volcano Etna. From about 600 m up to almost 1,000 m above sea level. The higher, the steeper it gets. And rockier. The highest sites - called Contrade here - are real rock terraces. These "rocks" are black. Weathered lava. Hence Tenuta delle Terre Nere. The manor with the black floors.

    You could write a book when Marco pulls his floppy hat into his face and starts telling stories. Because he has a lot to tell. From his locations, which he also likes to call "cru" and with which he draws comparisons with Burgundy. If one compares the wines, one also understands this, because "Rosso dell'Etna" from individual sites (Cru or here Contrade) could be understood as a combination of Barbaresco and Burgundy.

    The winery is located on the northern slopes of the volcano, between Solicchiata and Randazzo. In the middle of the combed green of the vine rows on black soil lies the striking red house with the cellar. And here it is again, the comparison with Burgundy - "if one would compare the wine-growing area around Etna with Burgundy, then these sites would be here the Côte d'Or des Etna" says Marco de Grazia.

    Already in his first vintages (2002) Marco de Grazia decided to vinify the individual "Crus" separately, because the soils and microclimates are so different. Even within a single small plot, which may have one hectare, the differences can be considerable due to the former eruptions and lava flows, the soils being of different ages - and a height difference of 200 metres.
    Due to the altitude, it is relatively cool and always windy, even in midsummer. Offshore wind - after all, Mount Etna is 3,350 m high. And during the day the winds blow from the nearby sea across the land. All sites have been farmed organically since the beginning, some of them have been in organic farming for generations.

    Feudo di Mezzo is the largest site in the region, which is why its volcanic soil is interspersed with various ancient lava flows. 600-700 m above sea level with 40-80 year old vines. The heart is called "Il Quadro delle Rose", from here comes a very elegant and complex Etna Rosso DOC, from Nerello Mascalese.

    Caldera Sottana is the steepest and hardest rocky vineyard. Grapes - 50 to 100 years old - only 5 tons per hectare. 14 ha red (98% Nerello Mascalese, 2% Nerello Cappuccio) and 3.5 ha white (Carricante). A floor made of volcanic ash, black pumice stone and solid volcanic rock.

    One hectare of it, divided into two small plots next to the cellar, is called "La Vigna di Don Peppino". These vineyards have survived the phylloxera and are still root true vines, more than 130 years old. A man cared for her all her life, for more than 70 years; without him they would hardly have survived. Today they are magnificent little trees. Low yield, but elegant and structured. Thanks to Don Peppino.

    Santo Spirito is the most scenic location with a great view. At 700-760m above sea level, 40-100 year old vines grow on "younger" volcanic soils rich in nutrients and minerals. Around the vineyards grows a lot of green, meadows and wild herbs, and so are the wines from this location. Quite intense and finely spicy.

    San Lorenzo is the "newcomer", but with sticks up to one hundred years old. 4 hectares of magnificent Nerello grapes on volcanic and rocky soils. At about 750 m above sea level you can reach mini yields of about 5 t/ha. These small berry grapes produce complex, finely structured and elegant red wines that are among the best in the region.

    Guardiola is the highest "Contrada". One of the first vineyards to be purchased by Marco di Grazia and his brother Iano. 800 to almost 1,000 m above sea level, windy, cool, barren. Volcano, basalt, hard and steep. Extreme handwork, many hours of work for just three and a half to four and a half tons of grapes. This effort is only worthwhile for lovers, because they appreciate this herbal spice, this wonderful, clear dark fruit, structure and complexity, as well as elegance and potential for many years. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The wines of Marco di Grazia have helped to put Etna at the top of the geological map. Its consistency in winemaking is one of the most important guarantees for the future of this up-and-coming wine region". Robert Parker

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2002
    • Owners: Marco and Iano de Grazia
    • Oenologist: Calogero Statella
    • Annual production: approx. 250,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 30 hectares
    • Biologically approved cultivation (certified)