Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco Calderara Sottana 2017 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco Calderara Sottana 2017

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Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco Calderara Sottana 2017

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A complex nose with floral and spicy aromas. The palate is intense, with hints of vanilla. Pair with light pasta dishes, fish and white meats. 100% Carricante from old vines. Vigne Niche is barrel fermented and aged in large oak barrels. It is bottled roughly 12 months after harvest, then released after six more months of bottle age. A shy, late blooming wine of unusual complexity and great longevity, it will reward you for your patience with a rare, noble beauty.
Category White Wine
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Region Italy, Sicily, Etna
Brand Tenuta delle Terre Nere
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Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Etna Bianco Calderara Sottana is identified as Cuvée delle Vigne Niche on my technical sheet, although I do not see that single-vineyard designation identified on the bottle label. This is a beautiful white wine with lasting aromas of citrus, passion fruit and crushed mineral. This compact white wine hits the palate with sharp and linear focus. That tightness you get at this young stage should evolve and flesh out over the next 5 years of bottle aging. This wine is fermented in stainless steel at low temperatures and it completes malolactic fermentation before going into large oak casks for ten months. Some 9,000 bottles were made.

Monica Larner, December 28, 2018
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Wine SpectatorAromatic hints of beeswax and chamomile accent the flavors of poached nectarine, green almond, kumquat and spice in this well-knit, medium-bodied white. Balanced, with a subtle juiciness throughout and a minerally finish. Drink now through 2027. 500 cases made, 175 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, 2019