• "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 · 16,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      12,57 €
    • "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

      "A minerally red, with a thread of spice weaving through the plumped cherry and crushed mulberry fruit flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, featuring muscular yet well-knit tannins and fresh acidity. Aromatic tea leaf and citrus notes linger on the finish." Wine Spectator

      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 19 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,52 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,1 g/l
      • Sulfite: 37 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,08
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: ragout of white meat with wild mushrooms
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19192317 · 0,75 l · 18,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,55 €
    • "Erse" Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      “Erse” Bianco Etna DOC 2019

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

      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • 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 Acidity: 6,37 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1 g/l
      • Sulfite: 38 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 6,37
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19190319 · 0,75 l · 19,36 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      14,52 €
    • "Laeneo" Nerello Cappuccio Sicilia DOC 2018

      “Laeneo” Nerello Cappuccio Sicilia DOC 2018

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

      "Brightening, brightening ruby. Clear and fresh nose, smells of raspberries and moist tree bark, spicy. Pithy, handy tannin on the palate, shows fine raspberry notes in the middle course, juicy." Falstaff

      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19192418 · 0,75 l · 23,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,45 €
    • "Erse Contrada Moscamento 1911" Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      “Erse Contrada Moscamento 1911” Rosso Etna DOC 2017

      Rovittello, like Passiposciaro and Pietramarina, is located on the north and northeast sides of the volcano Etna. In 1911, another eruption took place, which caused, among other things, the area from which Fessina's red of the same name originates to be flooded by lava rock, thus creating a terroir rich in basalt and sand, on which bush vines up to 100 years old grow today. The microclimate of this special site in the form of an amphitheatre ensures that the Nerello grapes ripen slowly and completely, giving the wines a unique identity, elegance and depth.

      Bright, brilliant ruby red. Animating bouquet of violet flowers, pink pepper and small red forest berries. On the palate then spicy and velvety, the harmony between acidity and fruit extract combined with round, elegant tannins create a wine of aristocratic grace and finesse, which will increase in depth and complexity in the years to come. Just 3,000 bottles of this wine are sold in selected specialist shops and top restaurants. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Shiny, brightening ruby garnet. Very clear and appealing nose of raspberries and dark cherries, some cotton candy. On the palate juicy and with a lot of tension, unfolds with present, handy tannin, in the final firm pressure, still appears very young. Falstaff

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19192617 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "A' Puddara" Bianco Etna DOC 2018

      “A' Puddara” Bianco Etna DOC 2018

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

      "Bright, powerful greenish yellow. Exciting nose with notes of peach and flint, some fresh, crisp apple. Crisp and distinctive acidity on the palate, lots of grip, salty, echoes long." Falstaff

      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6-8 months large oak barrel on the fine yeast
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19190218 · 0,75 l · 38,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,15 €
    • "Il Musmeci" Rosso Riserva Etna DOC 2015

      “Il Musmeci” Rosso Riserva Etna DOC 2015

      Lively ruby with bright recordings. On the nose aromas of violets, red berries, rhubarb, black cherries and a subtle nutmeg note. Exceptionally compact on the palate, with impressive acidity, fine fruit sweetness and perfectly formed tannin. Great freshness and energy, in the long finish a salty vein. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19192115 · 0,75 l · 41,47 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      31,10 €
    • "Il Musmeci Contrada Caselle" Bianco Etna DOC 2017

      “Il Musmeci Contrada Caselle” Bianco Etna DOC 2017

      Text will follow shortly. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24/6 months stainless steel/tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19190417 · 0,75 l · 89,55 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      67,16 €
    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