Terre Nere Etna Bianco Calderara Sottana 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

Italy, Sicily
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'The 2020 Etna Bianco Le Vigne Niche-Calderara Sottana is deep and intense. It blossoms slowly with a display of dusty yellow flowers, incense, crushed apples and savory spice. The wine enters the palate with prominent weight and textural girth, offset by brisk acids and salty minerals that give way to ripe orchard fruits and a spicy twist of lime. A coating of primary concentration lingers remarkably long through the structured finale, where hints of chalk dust and custards mingle. As is usually the case, the Calderara Sottana Bianco needs some time to integrate and unwind. Drink 2023-2030.' – Eric Guido, Vinous, 93/100

'Bright and mouthwatering, this lithe and expressive white offers a delicate skein of spice, which winds through the juicy flavors of nectarine, pineapple, lemon oil and Marcona almond. The crunchy finish chimes with hints of saline and petrol. Drink now through 2027.' – Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, 92/100

'Subtle aromas of toasted nut, crushed stone and chamomile form the delicate nose. The linear, mineral-driven palate is about finesse and complexity, offering mature yellow apple, Meyer lemon and hazelnut alongside a vein of savory, almost salty saline mineral that adds depth. Drink through 2028.' – Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, 92/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Marco de Grazia
Alcohol 13%
Blend information 100% Carricante
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Carricante
Rating VIN 93
Producer information Marco de Grazia is the owner and founder of Tenuta Delle Terre Nere and considered by many to be the pioneer in putting the region of Etna on the map. He was the driving force behind convincing the Italian wine industry the value of demarcating Contrada within their wine producing areas. Marc is a big fan of this classification system and has integrated the model into his own lineup. It is this kind of thinking and investigating that has made Marc and Terre Nere so successful. According to Robert Parker, ‘Terre Nere’s wines all possessed unbelievable freshness and complexity as well as huge perfumes that suggested Pinot Noir…These wines are astonishingly complex and ethereal efforts from the hillsides of Mt. Etna in Sicily.’

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