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Etna Rosso Santo Spirito DOC

Terre Nere, Etna Rosso Santo Spirito DOC 2014

R465

11 in stock

Notes

'Deep black, rich volcanic ash on north-facing terraces just downhill of the much craggier Guardiola vineyard. Slightly paler than Quadro delle Rose 2014. Refined and juicy. Very elegant. Racy and lighter tannins. Great stuff!' – Jancis Robinson 17.5/20

Blend: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio

Winemaker's comments:
'The two vineyards in Santo Spirito are the last ones we bought, the second property acquired in two steps. Santo Spirito is adjacent to Guardiola’s northern boundary and lower in altitude as its slopes descend towards the Alcantara valley. And though adjacent, it couldn’t be more different. An outstandingly beautiful location, gentle wide terraces flowing sweetly in striking contrast to steep, graggy Guardiola. Again, Santo Spirito’s soil is deep rich volcanic ash, its grass a lush emerald green, its vigorous vines displaying a well fed abundance.

Santo Spirito’s wines are luscious and sensual, always seductive in their almost fleshy bouquet, and in their buttermilk richness. And yet there’s still a balance and a purity there, very sophisticated, yes, but tender as well. Generous and vulnerable at once. Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady. Creamy soups, Poultry, Pork, red meats. The best? Lovely evening food in lovely evening dress.' – Winemaker
'Deep black, rich volcanic ash on north-facing terraces just downhill of the much craggier Guardiola vineyard. Slightly paler than Quadro delle Rose 2014. Refined and juicy. Very elegant. Racy and lighter tannins. Great stuff!' – Jancis Robinson 17.5/20

Blend: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio

Winemaker's comments:
'The two vineyards in Santo Spirito are the last ones we bought, the second property acquired in two steps. Santo Spirito is adjacent to Guardiola’s northern boundary and lower in altitude as its slopes descend towards the Alcantara valley. And though adjacent, it couldn’t be more different. An outstandingly beautiful location, gentle wide terraces flowing sweetly in striking contrast to steep, graggy Guardiola. Again, Santo Spirito’s soil is deep rich volcanic ash, its grass a lush emerald green, its vigorous vines displaying a well fed abundance.

Santo Spirito’s wines are luscious and sensual, always seductive in their almost fleshy bouquet, and in their buttermilk richness. And yet there’s still a balance and a purity there, very sophisticated, yes, but tender as well. Generous and vulnerable at once. Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady. Creamy soups, Poultry, Pork, red meats. The best? Lovely evening food in lovely evening dress.' – Winemaker
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JR 17.5

Country

IT

Region

Sicily

Style

Red

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