Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana 2006 1.5L
SKU: 15553

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana 2006

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Calderara is the first Terre Nere's three single vineyard selections. It has the youngest vine growth of the three (averaging 40-50 years old!) and it the most afforable of the three. The extraordinary elevation causes dramatic temperature variations that benefit the body and flavor of the wine, making it look similar to fine red Burgundy or high quality Nebbiolo.
Wine Enthusiast
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Pretty, floral and sweet aromas of blue flower and forest floor are doled out in a very controlled and feminine manner. The wine is elegant and refined and shares many of the same characteristics that you would find in a top-rated Pinot Noir.

March 1, 2009
Wine Spectator
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Smells like tawny Port, Christmas cake and flowers. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a wonderful intensity. Has a cinnamon finish. Stylish and powerful. Needs a little bottle age to tame the tannins. Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made.

July 31, 2008
International Wine Cellar
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Slightly more austere on the nose than the other reds in this line-up, hinting at redcurrant, flowers and tea leaf. High in acidity and lean, but with plenty of persistent, pure flavors of ripe red cherry, herbs and minerals. Finishes with a suggestion of orange peel. About as close to pinot noir as an Italian variety can get.

August 2008

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