Terre Nere, Etna Bianco Montalto 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

Italy, Sicily
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'Way up high on the Southers altitudes of the volcano I believe I have found an area where Carricante thrives remarkably well. Having vinified grapes there for six years experimentally, and believing in the gentile charm of the wines that ensued, I was very fortunate to have been offered the vineyard from which my favourite grapes came from. The location is known as Montalto or “high mountain”. Here in the finest of exposures and always refreshed by healthy breezes at 950 metres altitude lies my very old little vineyard, where the coolness of the altitude’s climate compensates for the full South exposure. The first vintage will be 2019, a pearl, the best vintage of Etna Bianco since 2001, will be bottled in late June after roughly nine months in wood.' – Terre Nere

Tasting notes:
'Colour is straw yellow with golden hues. Nose is graceful, with summer floral notes. Immediately pleasant flavorful, with a nice acidity to balance it out. Food matches are light pasta dishes, fish, white meats.' – Winemaker

Alc: 13%

About Terre Nere:
Marc 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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Variety Carricante
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Producer information Marc 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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