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Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso San Lorenzo 2018

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2018
  • ABV: 14%
  • Origin: Mount Etna / Sicily / Italy
  • Grapes: Nerello Mascalese / Nerello Capuccio

Description

The Etna Rosso San Lorenzo is from 4 hectares of vineyards of the town of Randazzo. The vines are more than 70 years old and the elevation is 750 meters above sea level, the soil is almost pure volcanic sand. The terroir in contrada San Lorenzo is originated by lava flows and volcanoclastic deposits related to the effusive and explosive activity of the the Ellittico eruptive center, which dates back from 60,000 to 15,000 years ago. Although very young by geological standards, the soils from the Ellittico eruption are the oldest superficial strata in which one may plant. The reason is simple: millennia of lava flows have buried all older soils, leaving, in fact, only very small and rare parcels of Ellittico soils. On the northern slopes of Etna there are four or five Contrade that have terroir from the Ellittico. Three, however, have mixed soils, blending soil from Ellittico of igneous nature with alluvial soils of sedimentary nature due to the overflowing of the Alcantara river. Only two Contrade out of hundreds and hundreds are “pure” terroir Ellittico: Calderara and San Lorenzo. The wine from this cru is particularly rich, fruity and has very soft tannins, making it velvety and voluptuous on the palate.

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