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Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Moganazzi 2018

Nerello Mascalese Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2018
  • ABV: 14%
  • Origin: Mount Etna / Sicily / Italy
  • Grapes: 98% Nerello mascalese/ 2% Nerello cappuccio

Description

Moganazzi and Guardiola, with Santo Spirito a close third, have always been considered the finest Crus of the Castiglione di Sicilia township, the largest on the North side of the Etna appellation. Accordingly, in 2007, when a parcel of Moganazzi came for sale, Terre Nere jumped at it! In the beginning production was so tiny – a whopping two barrels! – and it was dedicated to a charity project for a children’s hospital, with labels appropriately drawn by a child – Marc di Grazia's daughter, who began at age two! When he was able to buy an adjacent parcel and to rent another, from the 2017 vintage Moganazzi was first bottled under the Terre Nere label. The vineyard, planted to 40-70 years old vines, aesthetically superb, is entirely and steeply terraced at roughly 700 metres altitude with 80 year old vines. The entire production is about 3,000 bottles plus some magnums. The wine is brilliant: tightly woven texture, with a luminous and athletic character, a youthful grip and all the effortless beauty of a Greek sculpture. With age the wine’s fine drive gives way to a soft suppleness, a sustained sunset richness; more intimate and resounding

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