• "Erse" Rosato Etna DOC 2017

      “Erse” Rosato Etna DOC 2017

      Etna Rosato Erse offers an authentic expression of the Nerello Mascalese grape (with a 20% share of Nerello Cappuccio). Strong raspberry red with a beautiful bouquet of wild berries and fresh fruit aromas such as watermelon. The volcanic terroir gives the wine concentration and character. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Grilled herb, Mediterranean scrub, brimstone and wild berry aromas march to the forefront. Fresh and savory, the medium-bodied palate offers wild raspberry, crushed strawberry, white pepper and dried aromatic herb set against tangy acidity." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19192517 ·  0,75 l · 19,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      14,90 €
    • "Erse" Bianco Etna DOC 2017

      “Erse” Bianco Etna DOC 2017

      Erse Bianco is a complex, dense cuvée of Carricante and Catarratto. Fruity and clear mineral tones in the nose. Powerful and at the same time very fine taste with wonderfully agile acid structure. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Carricante, 20% Catarratto
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 19 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,37 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1 g/l
      • Sulfite: 38 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 6,37
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19190317 · 0,75 l · 20,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      15,50 €
    • "Erse" Rosso Etna DOC 2015

      “Erse” Rosso Etna DOC 2015

      Irresistible Etna: sweet cherries, flowers, spices and a hint of mint in the bouquet. Firm and yet harmonious tannin in a lively, very intense taste, which never presents itself heavy, but elegant until the finale. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of blueberries, lemons and hints of peaches follow through to a medium body, firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Firm and racy. Linear wine." James Suckling

      "Bright medium red. Lively aromas of sour red cherry, strawberry, blood orange and botanical herbs on the complex perfumed nose. Then lively on the palate, with juicy, savory red cherry and berry flavors that are very well delineated and precise. A lovely wine that has a vibrant, precise, juicy finish." Antonio Galloni

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 19 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,52 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,1 g/l
      • Sulfite: 37 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,08
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19192315 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • "Erse" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      “Erse” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      Sweet cherries, flowers, spices and a hint of mint in the bouquet. Firm and yet harmonious tannin in a lively, very intense taste, which never presents itself heavy, but elegant until the finale. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, bright ruby red. In the nose initially closed and marked by reduction, then rich cherry. On the palate it is fruity and fine, revealing itself with taut, juicy tannins, concentrated, mineral". Falstaff

      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 19 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,52 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,1 g/l
      • Sulfite: 37 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,08
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19192317 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • "Laeneo" Nerello Cappuccio Sicilia DOC 2016

      “Laeneo” Nerello Cappuccio Sicilia DOC 2016

      It is very rare and highly commendable that here once a pure Nerello Cappuccio comes into the bottle, when the Nerello Mascalese at Etna is usually the red place deer. Bright garnet red, youthfully fresh wine with a bouquet of strawberry and citrus fruit, in addition stony-mineral tones, flowers and spices. In the taste of subtle elegance with a pleasant fresh breeze. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright and intense ruby red. Mineral-salty nose underlaid with fine smoke, precocious cherries, raspberries, red currants, spicy. On the palate balanced and crystal clear, very juicy, salty, spreads wide and tight, very harmonious, in the finale punchy." Falstaff

      "This shows the best of both worlds from Etna with lovely, bright-blue fruit married to balsamic and a touch of dried herbs. The palate is chewy and full-bodied at its very core, while the acidity is bright but never overpowering, sitting evenly between layered blueberries and blackcurrants. Long on the finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19192416 · 0,75 l · 25,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      18,90 €
    • "A' Puddara" Bianco Etna DOC 2015

      “A' Puddara” Bianco Etna DOC 2015

      A' Puddara, a pure Carricante, radiates pure energy and strength. Lemon, white flowers and mineral aromas in the fragrance, on the palate a breathtaking elegance and class. The almost energetic, slightly salty, flowing finish makes this wine simply irresistible. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright dark straw-yellow. Botanical herbs and crushed rocks are complemented by apricot and orchard fruit. Enters large then more focused, bright and lemony with an austere zingy mineral nuance that lingers long on the juicy, vibrant aftertaste. Lovely Etna Bianco that eschews the truly ridiculous butter and tropical fruit notes of many wines labeled Etna Bianco these days. Well done." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Slow Wine:Great Wine
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: big oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19190215 · 0,75 l · 31,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping2 units available

      23,90 €
    • "Il Musmeci" Rosso Etna DOC 2011

      “Il Musmeci” Rosso Etna DOC 2011

      Lively ruby with bright recordings. In the bouquet aromas of violets, red berries, black cherries and an enticing nutmeg note. Exceptionally compact on the palate, with impressive acidity and perfectly formed tannin. Great freshness and energy. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Decanter :90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19192111 · 0,75 l · 34,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping9 units available

      25,90 €
    • "A' Puddara" Bianco Etna DOC 2017

      “A' Puddara” Bianco Etna DOC 2017

      A' Puddara, a pure Carricante, radiates pure energy and strength. Lemon, white flowers and mineral aromas in the fragrance, on the palate a breathtaking elegance and class. The almost energetic, slightly salty and flowing finish makes this wine irresistible. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright straw yellow with green notes. Presents itself in the nose with aromas of peach and fresh bananas, fine flint notes. On the palate it shows good tension, juicy and salty, slightly lemony notes, long finish." Falstaff

      "Bright medium dark yellow. Savory herbs, quince, minerals and balsamic oils on the nose and in the mouth, tactile and round but with a whiplash of acidity rising on the suave finish that also features earthy and balsamic notes." Vinous

      • Vinous:91 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: big oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19190217 · 0,75 l · 39,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      29,50 €
    • "Il Musmeci" Rosso Etna DOC 2014

      “Il Musmeci” Rosso Etna DOC 2014

      Lively ruby with bright recordings. In the bouquet aromas of violets, red berries, black cherries and an enticing nutmeg note. Exceptionally compact on the palate, with impressive acidity and perfectly formed tannin. Great freshness and energy. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, bright garnet red. Fine nose with rhubarb and raspberry notes. On the palate it is polished, dense tannin, salty and juicy, in the finale it is delicate and at the same time firm with pressure, sweet fruit". Falstaff

      "Deep red-ruby. Flamboyant aromas of plum, chestnut and violet with high-pitched notes of spicy plum sauce. Sweet, ripe and expansive but also very pure and clean on the palate, this medium-bodied wine is tangy and penetrating today. Closes long and suave with lively acids but avoids coming off as hard. Lovely stuff." Vinous

      • Vinous:93 points
      • Falstaff:97 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19192114 · 0,75 l · 46,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping2 units available

      34,90 €
    About the winemakers
    Tenuta di Fessina
    Sicily
    Tenuta di Fessina

    The fact that it is possible to produce truly expressive wines from ancient, neglected vines in a very short time has been impressively demonstrated by the winegrowing consultant Federico Curtaz, the Chianti winemaker Silvia Maestrelli and her husband Roberto Silva. In their Tenuta di Fessina on the Etna, originally an 18th century mill with seven hectares of vineyards, the trio has contributed a great deal to the valorisation of Sicilian wines and vine culture on Europe's most powerful volcano.

    To this day, the passionate team has invested a great deal and almost doubled the area under vines, some of which are more than one hundred years old. The grapes of the experienced and already before the foundation of the company very successful winegrower trio grow on black soils at the edge of the Etna and produce in small editions not only strong character and elegant reds, but are also responsible for great white wines.

    The wines of Tenuta di Fessina were born out of a love for Etna and are produced in three widely separated production sites. The main site on the northern slope of the volcano lies just outside Rovittello in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia and consists mainly of a vineyard planted with Nerello Mascalese and around 80 years old. A vineyard planted exclusively with the native Carricante variety and reaching a height of 900 metres is located on the south-western slope of Santa Maria di Locodia. Here grows Etna Bianco A, which is highly rated every year.' Puddara. The plots located on the eastern slope of Milo are also very suitable for the cultivation of Carricante. Other estates of the Sicilian wine company are located in Segesta and Noto in the provinces of Trapani and Syracuse. In the latter location, the owners of the estate have created a magnificent vineyard of almost two hectares with Nero d'Avola sticks, which are more than half a century old.

    Federico Curtaz - who worked for the wine producer Angelo Gaja in Piedmont for 20 years, first as an agronomist and later as an oenological consultant - was brought on board in 2007, the year the company was founded, as an experienced expert for responsible work in the cellar. In the meantime, the still young Tenuta di Fessina has increasingly come into the public eye.

    So Silvia Maestrelli was interviewed by the daily newspaper "Corriere della Sera" when "Innovative wine producer in Italy 2016" because, as the explanatory memorandum states, they are "the colours of the sky above Etna" I've transferred to their wines. We do not have to have prophetic gifts of vision to predict that the trio of winegrowers from the Mediterranean island will continue to provide one or two surprises in the future. SUPERIORE.DE

    "In this Sicilian adventure, Federico Curtaz has been implementing his stylistic idea since the first harvest that Fessina wines must bring out the typical aromas of the vine and the unique volcanic terroir in the best possible way, without sacrificing finesse in the least."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2007
    • Owners: Silvia Maestrelli, Roberto Silva and Federico Curtaz
    • Oenologist: Federico Curtaz
    • Annual production: approx. 70,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 12 hectares
    • Natural cultivation