Recently returned after four weeks of winblogg tour to Italy and France, where we have gathered both enegrgy and the desire to tell the story about all the great encounters with magical talented producers we have had. Think about what European wine industry creates today and the potential there is for continued development. Just so happy to be European with so great wines only a day trip away.
In the autumn I will present a series of great producers and their wines that I have discovered during my trip. But first up is a wine I bought in June from the Sicilian star producer Tenuta Terre Nere. Those of you who follow Wineblogg,com know I have great love for this particular producer.
Star wines from Sicily!
Sicily is making great progress as wine-producing Island with fantastic conditions and delicious impressions from what the the weather, and the volcanic soil brings. Tenuta Terre Nere's property is situated on the northern slopes of the Etna volcano near the city of Randazzo. Wine area has long been considered one of the finest in the fields of wines on the Island. The property currently consists of over 30 acres and has vines that are between 50-140 years with the exception of 6 hectares of newly planted. Vine area is between 600 to 1000 meters above sea level.
Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco -14
Previously, I have written about some of the producers red wines, but now time for a white wine from the Etna slopes that creates great volcano wine love. Grape combination is somewhat unknown to most of us wine consumers (outside Sicily) with a mix of Carricante 60%, 25% Catarratto, 10% and 5% Grecanico Minnella. But do not be deceived, for here is quality in every drop.
The fragrance is a true imprint from Etna with seductive fruit and flowery ending. The combination of mango, peach, orange and minerals along with herbs creates desire. The taste is so darn good with volcanic minerals, mango, mandarin and herbs in a delicate balance. So nice balance of acidity and minerals and a pleasant oiliness together create a fantastic white wine.
I tested the wine in June and now again and I am just as happy about this high quality. Etna has spoken again and mark my words, next year there will be a wineblogg tour there for us and why not at the same time in combination with a hot yoga retreat that is also close to my heart.
Now we hope for a really hot August with fine summer evenings after work. And thank you once again for your continued follow of our Wineblogg.com.