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2020 Tenuta della Terre Nere Contrada Etna Rosso

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June 16, 2022


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Mt. Etna


The new vintage of Marco de Grazia’s Tenuta Delle Tere Nere Etna Rosso wines will be arriving next month.

These are made with high-elevation old vines on volcanic soil from Mount Etna’s signature Nerello Mascalese grape. They are all fantastic wines that combine the character of Barolo and Burgundy and are bottled and labeled as Contrada sub-zones. They are all similar. They are all distinct.

The reputation of these wines has soared, so they have become tightly allocated. We will do our best for all of you to fill your orders.


2020 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere 


Premier Cru

Guardiola is the highest elevation contrada with volcanic sand and basaltic pebbles. The wine has a powerful character and focused intensity.

Santo Spirito is next to but completely different from the craggy Guardiola contrada. The soil is deep rich volcanic ash. The wine is sophisticated and tender, luscious and sensual.

Feudo di Mezzo is a large parcel of homogenous volcanic soil. The wine has a dusky character with cedary, spicy, suave tannins and silky structure.

Moganazzi is a small parcel with beautiful biodiversity. The wine has a luminous character and a brilliant tightly woven structure.


Grand Cru

San Lorenzo is one of two contrada that sit on ground from an ancient eruption 60,000 years ago. The wine has rich soft tannins and is velvety and voluptuous.

Calderara Sottana is the other contrada on the ellitico eruption. Floral and spicy, leathery and aromatic with a creamy texture.

Bocca D’Orzo, neighboring San Lorenzo, has long been considered one of the finest contrada but was almost entirely buried by lava in a 1981 eruption. Marco discovered a small island of vines that escaped the lava and in 2017 succeeded in buying this monopole vineyard. He added Dagala, Sicilian dialect for “island.” to the cru name..

One single vineyard inside Calderara Sottana conatines 100% 130 year-old Prepylloxera vines,  Marco bottles this wine as Terre Nere Prephylloxera la Vigna di Don Peppino. It is simply incredible. Monumental with heavenly elegance.


2020 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere

Subzone Premier Cru

2020 Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo:

Open generous velvety enveloping bouquet


2020 Etna Rosso Moganazzi:

Dense texture luminous character


2020 Etna Rosso Santo Spirito:

Pure, balanced, rich, and enveloping


2020 Etna Rosso Guardiola:

Great power and originality. Rigorous minerality


Single Vineyard Grand Cru

2020 Etna Rosso San Lorenzo:

Vigor and generosity in a sumptuous tension. Purebred.

60/bottle Net

2020 Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana:

Widest panorama of flavors, aromas and nuances. Complete

63/bottle Net

2020 Etna Rosso Dagala di Bocca D’Orzo:

Superlative wine always textured and layered

99/bottle Net

2020 Etna Rosso Prephylloxera Vigna di Don Peppino

: Supernatural finesse graceful refinement Old vine texture

125/bottle net


Contrada prices discount for quantity: 

10% discount on any combination of six bottles.

15% discount on any assortment of twelve bottles

Grand Crus count toward quantities but do not discount themselves




Wine should arrive next month


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