Terre Nere Etna Bianco 2020

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I first made this wine in 2005. I wanted to remove that more or less 5% of white grapes that the local vignerons used to mingle with their red ones, in order to make my Etna Rosso from red grapes alone. The white grapes were a mumbo-jumbo of local varieties: Carricante, Catarratto, Grecanico, Inzolia and Minnella. So that's what my Etna Bianco was: a field blend of all the above, with Carricante dominating the blend with roughly 65%. And that's what it still is. All from old vines. And, somehow, it works. A perfectly lovely wine. With the effortless uplift of a dancer, it allows me to let it go freely through life, malo included, without it ever losing its bright demeanor and lively step. Deviously drinkable, still it always clings, leaving one wondering how it delights and where do the goodies come from. In aging, the noblesse of the Etna and its remarkable terroir emerge. And the loveliness turns thoughtful and deepens, still graceful, never redundant. Fish, meat or fowl, all are fine, if very gently cooked. It loves seafood, particularly over pasta: after all, it is Sicilian.

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Color

Giallo paglierino carico.

Smell

Spiccatamente floreale di fiori bianchi e tiglio.

Taste

Fresco e sapido, con una spiccata nota minerale.

Pairings

Antipasti, primi e secondi di pesce.

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Features

YEAR 2020
VINES 70% Carricante, 20% Catarratto Bianco Comune, 5% Grecanico Dorato, 5% Minnella Bianca
TRAINING SYSTEM Alberello a spalliera.
ALCOL 12.50
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard
COLLECTED Prima decade di Ottobre.

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CLASSIFICATION DOC Etna
TEMPERATURE 8-10
LOCATION Comuni di Randazzo e Castiglione di Sicilia (Catania)
GROUND Vulcanico
REFINEMENT Imbottigliato quando pronto.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 65000
WINEMAKING Vinificazione in bianco con pressatura soffice, decantazione statica a freddo, fermentazione alcolica in acciaio a temperatura controllata (13-15 °C)
RETURN HALF 6-7 tons/ha

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Awards

EXPERT YEAR MARK
EXPERT YEAR MARK
Veronelli 2014
Veronelli 2015
Veronelli 2019
Bibenda 2018
Bibenda 2019
Wine Spectator 2019 91
Wine Advocated 2012 92
James Suckling 2014 90
James Suckling 2017 92
James Suckling 2018 93

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Name: Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Start-up year: 2002
Cultivated hectares: 32
Winemaker name: Calogero Statella
Address: Contrada Calderara - Randazzo (CT)
Web Site: www.tenutaterrenere.com

Tenuta delle Terre Nere is located in Sicily, on the northern slopes of the Etna Volcano. The estate is made up of roughly 30 hectares, of which 21 are vineyards. Roughly 4.5 of these have been uprooted (in the Calderara cru) and replanted, having let the soil “rest”. The soils differ vastly from patch to patch. 700,000 years of volcanic eruptions have created endless soil differentiations, many of which are radical. In this area the soil is roughly volcanic ash specked by black pumice and much more solid volcanic rock as well. Rocky is putting it mildly. The 2004 vintage marked the real birth of Tenuta delle Terre Nere, because for the first time the estate was self sufficient, and the grapes produced were vinified at the estate’s new cellars. From 2007 vintage Tenuta delle Terre Nere produces organic wines.