(RANDAZZO – CATANIA) Tenuta delle Terre Nere, near Mount Etna, is one of the best producers of Sicilian wines, excellent production of Etna Rosso DOC, based on Nerello Mascalese grapes.
Tenuta delle Terre Nere’s History and Philosophy
A project of work and life that has courage as its guiding thread. Marco De Grazia , owner of Tenuta delle Terre Nere , has always been in the world of wine, but as a consultant and exporter of Italian wine abroad. After a life spent traveling, however interesting and stimulating, he had the desire to stop and transform what at the beginning was a simple curiosity into reality: making your own wine. Such a choice implies two factors that should not be underestimated: the first is obviously passion, the one that pushes you to change your life to follow a dream; the second is the right place to stay to plant roots.
Instead of investing in already established areas, De Grazia chose Mount Etna , a once prestigious site, which after the Second World War lost much of its luster. But this was only a stimulus, a challenge.
The wines of Tenuta delle Terre Nere
The grape chosen is obviously Nerello Mascalese , an autochthonous grape of exceptional quality and capable of giving wines great personality if they have been able to take care of them in the right way. The climate here is merciless, with temperatures that rise and fall in no time, so the vineyards need constant and diversified attention: its approximately 40 hectares are in fact in different plots (called districts) and with varying altitudes, giving the possibility for this grape to express itself naturally at its best.The areas chosen are Calderara , Guardiola , Feudo di Mezzo , San Lorenzo and Santo Spirito .
L ‘ Etna DOC has now become a booster seat, and many new manufacturers confirm the pioneering work of this multifaceted figures. The wines of Tenuta delle Terre Nere are also recognizable thanks to another courageous choice made by the house: since 2002 a path towards eco-sustainability has been undertaken and since 2010 the wines are certified organic . In the line how not to mention the red wine Calderara Sottana Etna doc , elegant and sumptuous, a proud standard-bearer of the area.
Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana
|Appellation:||Etna Rosso DOC|
|Grapes:||95% Nerello mascalese, 5% Nerello hood|
Info & Contacts Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Address: Contrada, Strada Comunale Calderara, 95036 Randazzo CT
Tel: +39 095 924002