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Terre Nere San Lorenzo Etna Rosso 2018

Terre Nere San Lorenzo Etna Rosso 2018

98% Nerello Mascalese, 2% Nerello Cappuccio. Proprietor Marc de Grazia is one of the pioneers of the Etna. Not only was he among the first producers to recognize the value of these once-forgotten, ancient terroirs, he also was the first producer to bring attention to the specific qualities of these vineyards by bottling single-parcel Nerellos that have become reference-point wines for the Etna. 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. The San Lorenzo comes from 50 to 100-year-old vines that are 700 to 750 meters in elevation on the north slope of Mt. Etna. After fermentation, the wine spends 16-18 months in French oak barrels and tonneaux before one month in steel tanks. For the final product, think of roses and white pepper, and earthy strawberries. Lifted and elegant. A lovely wine that fits perfectly alongside a backyard bbq.

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SKU: 1643752201800750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Nerello Mascalese
Appellation
Etna
Vinous
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"As the 2018 Etna Rosso San Lorenzo blows off a bit of youthful reduction, an inviting bouquet forms, mixing violets and roses with hints of white pepper and dusty strawberry. This is seamlessly soft and polished with medium weight, ushering in floral-tinged red and hints of blue fruit which give way to sweet herbal notes. Residual acids keep the expression remarkably fresh even as youthful tannins saturate deeply, leaving bitter notes of cranberry and cherry pits to linger. The 2018 San Lorenzo has the feel of a sleeping giant, requiring a few years of cellaring to truly awaken." - Eric Guido
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