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Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2007 Guardiola Red (Etna)

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From what may be the most beautiful vineyard on the planet with gnarled and knotted limbs of head-trained vines that emerge from blackened volcanic soils, Guardiola is an extraordinary wine. It is elegant inside and out with penetrating aromas of licorice, violets, coal, mesquite, black currants and cassis. The tannins are polished but firm and the wine promises a…

 — M.L.  (12/1/2009)
94
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Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2008 Guardiola Red (Etna)

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From what may well be the most beautiful vineyard in Italy comes this gorgeous expression of elegance and power. Guardiola is a tiny plot on the slopes of Mount Etna with blackened soils, majestic fruit trees and religious shrines peppered between a jungle of gnarled grapevines. The wine delivers a steady stream of wild berry and mineral nuances, all backed by a…

 — M.L.  (4/1/2012)
94
points

Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2007 Prephylloxera La Vigna di Don Peppino Red (Etna)

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Don Peppino’s vineyard lies on the lower slopes of Mt. Etna where the black volcanic terrain is easier to cultivate. The resulting fruit here comes across as focused and well-defined by mineral and berry tendencies with excellent crispness and enormous endurance on the close.

 — M.L.  (12/1/2009)
93
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Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2012 Calderara Sottana Rosso Red (Etna)

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Aromas of dark berry, mineral, blue flower and leather come together in the glass. The structured palate offers black cherry, coffee, oak, licorice and grilled Mediterranean herb alongside assertive tannins that need to unwind. It ends on a mineral note. Drink 2017–2025.

 — K.O.  (4/1/2015)
93
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Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2012 Santo Spirito Rosso Red (Etna)

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Aromas of blue flower, wild berry, a hint of leather and brimstone lead the nose on this full-bodied wine. The palate delivers black cherry, crushed raspberry, grilled herb, oak, mineral and a hint of vanilla alongside firm, polished tannins that need to unwind. Drink 2017–2022.

 — K.O.  (4/1/2015)
93
points

Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2008 Calderara Sottana Red (Etna)

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Over the centuries, lava flows from Mount Etna have formed natural vineyard terracing and tiny farming pockets, each characterized by a unique microclimate. The Calderara Sottana is a particularly fortunate niche that produces high quality fruit, elegant aromas and firmly polished structure. This wine is silky, long and very beautiful.

 — M.L.  (4/1/2012)
93
points

Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2007 Calderara Sottana Red (Etna)

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The Calderara Sottana cru delivers wines with a more noticeable mineral presence. You’ll get volcanic nuances of ash, smoke and slate backed by delicate flowers and small berry fruit. There’s also a charming touch of rusticity here (especially evident in the wine’s powerful, alcoholic finish), but that’s what we liked about it.

 — M.L.  (12/1/2009)
93
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Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2007 Feudo di Mezzo Il Quadro delle Rose Red (Etna)

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This is a gorgeous, tonic and firm expression from Mt. Etna that delivers both elegance and power. Complex and deeply layered aromas of violets, rose, cedar, smoke, ash, honey and forest berry build aromatic momentum and the wine is bright and very long lasting in the mouth. Intense and beautiful overall.

 — M.L.  (12/1/2009)
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