(Magnum) 2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Pre Phylloxxera
/ Single Bottle
Due to scarcity, I have not had the chance to try this wine in this vintage or most of the others. It is one of my favorites in vintages past and a must for any cellar with supreme ageing capability. The story goes like this: "In front of the cellar at Terre Nere within the Calderara Sottana vineyards are two parcels that have survived phylloxera. They are over 130 years old and are planted in their original rootstock. In 2006, Marco decided to vinify these parcels separately. Yields are a ridiculously low 4-5 tons per hectare, with a total production of just 500 six-packs. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak barriques and tonneaux. The wine is bottled after 18 months of oak aging."