• "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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      13,90 €
    • "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

      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
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      • Grape Varieties: 80% Carricante, 20% Catarratto
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • Expansion: 9 months stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • 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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      14,90 €
    • "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

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      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • Expansion: 9 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • 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 · 23,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,90 €
    • "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

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • 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 · 39,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,90 €
    • "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 · 42,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      31,90 €
    • "Il Musmeci Contrada Caselle" Bianco Etna DOC 2017

      “Il Musmeci Contrada Caselle” Bianco Etna DOC 2017

      White wines from Etna are always special and due to the usually very old vines, the extreme altitude and the mostly minimal yield per hectare, they are in a league of their own. If the origin of the Carricante grapes is still the small parcel (Contrada) Caselle with mostly 100-year-old rootless bush vines (Alberelli), even connoisseurs can be excited. The soil, the result of centuries of volcanic activity, has numerous layers of minerals and salts, pumice, lapilli, fine and light ash. This extremely rare terroir is particularly fertile and produces grapes that ripen late, healthy, fresh and very rich in aromas, despite the usually great thermal excesses during the summer season. Silvia Maestrelli produces as few as 650 bottles of this exceptional drop in good years, so you can imagine that we consider ourselves lucky to be able to offer some boxes of this rare crescence.

      Il Musmeci Contrada Caselle delights on the nose with fresh citrus notes, refined by hints of candied fruit and delicate notes of smoke and toast. On the palate it refreshes with a dense and vertical acid structure, in the extremely complex taste we find the characteristic minerality and freshness and a breath of almonds and iodine beside a racy sugar-acid play. Tip: Be sure to aerate before drinking and ideally serve in Burgundy glasses! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • 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 · 91,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      68,90 €
    About the winemakersTenuta di FessinaSicily
    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: Alessandro Benedetto
    • Annual production: approx. 70,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 12 hectares
    • Natural cultivation