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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
points

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
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
points

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)
93
points

Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2006 Prephylloxera La Vigna di Don Peppino Red (Etna)

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Mount Etna’s Don Peppino vineyard is responsible for some of the volcano’s most precious and highest quality fruit. This wine opens with a light hue and delicate aromas of violets, white almonds, cranberries and fresh plums. The nose is polished and refined. It’s hard to believe that sucha violent volcano can produce such a feminine wine.

 — M.L.  (3/1/2009)
92
points

Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2008 Santo Spirito Red (Etna)

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In reaction to Mount Etna’s volcanic eruptions, local farmers have adopted a unique mix of Christianity and mysticism to protect against imminent dangers. Many vineyard sites are anointed with religious names, like Santo Spirito, as if the name were a lucky charm in itself. This delightful vineyard-designate wine is ethereal and bright, with loads of small berry…

 — M.L.  (4/1/2012)
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