Etna Wine

 

Etna is a region within the Catania province of the Italian island of Sicily. The open geographic location has been home to many cultures and civilizations since pretty much the dawn of time, starting with the Greeks, who first planted wine grapes there since the 8th century BC. As cultures rose and fell, so did the wine production. Though the region was the first to be granted DOC status in all of Sicily in 1968, most considered Etna wines fairly unremarkable compared to the rest of Italy. But that opinion is rapidly changing. 
 
Etna is, of course, located near Mount Etna, still an active volcano, with the vineyards on its northern (Randazzo) and southern slopes (Santa Maria di Licodia). The soil is volcanic mixed with a large percentage of sand. These factors are understandably tricky to work with, which is why so much of the wine was somewhat perfunctory until recently, when producers began to appreciate these conditions. Such sandy soil is a major Phylloxera deterent, so the Read more »

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  • Frappato

  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

  • Carricante

  • Catarratto

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Al - Cantàra

    Abbiamo voluto denominare così la nostra Azienda perchè il vino prodotto proviene da uve coltivat...

  • Tenuta delle Terre Nere

    Tenuta delle Terre Nere is the fruit of over 30 years of passion and work in the world of fine...

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  • Tenuta Della Terre Nere Etna Rosso Sottana Calderara 2010

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    This wine is produced by Tenuta delle Terre Nere, a winery in Randazzo (Sicily), on the northern Etna slopes. www.tenutaterrenere.com Read More

    Wine review by 1518654Marco C 1518654 Marco C


  • Well, he's also making wine in Brooklyn, which is where I am now. So if the ... those in Burgundy, the Jura, Etna.Well, maybe wine culture is rooted in those things, and certainly the Brits have been drinking wine for longer than the US existed. But in the 1950s and 60s, for most people in Britain, wine was viewed much as it was in the US - som... Read More

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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to ... those in Burgundy, the Jura, Etna. . . . Let me put this another way: I had never expected to export wine to Europe. Why would they need our wines? This view is not limited to London, but I found a very focused attention to it there: "yes, we revere Clos St.Denis,... Read More

    Forum post in the topic LA wines, SD vines, London...


  • Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2012

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    Deep ruby color. Spicy with a hint of smoke. Strong mouth feel but soft tannins Read More

    Wine review by sammy2co


  • Yes Emark, baseball is played here in Australia, and the left field is the same ... Sosta Tre Santi Nicosia IGT Etna Sicilia Nerello Mascalese. They only made 3,500 bottles of it, and 8 of them went down at the tasting. Yes it is expensive -A$85.00 (what do you expect? You have to pay danger money to somebody who farms vines 750m =2460 feet, up... Read More

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  • Tenuta Della Terre Nere Etna Rosso Sottana Calderara 2010

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    Loads of red fruit, minerals, and bright acid on the pallet. Nice firm Tannins. This is an excellent wine from the volcanic rocky soil of Sicily. Read More

    Wine review by dontdivedrunk


  • Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by La Lonza


  • Murgo Etna Rosso DOC 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by La Lonza


  • Graci Etna Bianco "Quota 600" 2009

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    Out of the bottle this wine was a not my fave. Not sure I gave it enough time to breath. It is a very light colored wine Had a glass the next day after pumping the bottle and enjoyed it. Read More

    Wine review by nikhilbott


  • Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2010

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    Full body but lighter flavor. Fresh finish. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


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