Terre Nere Winery - History and Current Winery Information
Terre Nere was established at the very beginning of the twenty first century, and aims to display the finest features of the exceptional volcanic terroir it uses for the cultivation of its vines. The first few vintages released by the winery received wide critical acclaim, with many stating that the altitude and conditions of the vineyards produce wines which are an equal match to those of Burgundy or Barolo. As of 2010, the Terre Nere winery has been certified organic, and the owners and wine masters responsible for their sumptuous produce go to great lengths to uphold their reputation as one of Italy's finest organic wine makers. In recent years, the winery has extended its production rates, and now produces almost 150,000 bottles per year.
Terre Nere Winery - Owners & Winemaker
Terre Nere wines are produced by Marco and Sebastian de Grazia, who recognized that there were few finer appellations on earth than those on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. The owners began making efforts to turn their entire winery over to organic production in 2007, and in 2010 finally received full organic certification. Their belief and philosophy is that by interfering as little as possible in the production of their wines and the cultivation of their grapes, they can express more of this stunning and unique terroir.
Terre Nere Winery - Vineyard Designations
The slopes of Mount Etna provide exceptionally fertile soil, packed full of nourishing minerals which couple with the blazing Sicilian sunshine to produce remarkable wines. All of Terre Nere's vineyards are located in this special region.
The vineyards of Guardiola are located at a high altitude, and benefit from the most fertile soils on the mountain.
Calderara's vineyards are self sufficient and organic, and are planted with Nerello Mascalese varietal grapes.
Feudo di Mezzo Vineyard
Also benefiting from the excellent volcanic conditions of the area, the vineyards of Feudo di Mezzo used for Terre Nere wines are planted with Carricante grapes, which are harvested in october.
Terre Nere Wines
The wines produced by Terre Nere by the de Grazias are an attempt to express the finest features of their remarkable terroir. The native grape varietals which they cultivate are full of excellent flavours, and are considered some of Sicily's most interesting wines.
Terre Nere Etna Bianco
Beautiful flavours of orange blossom and vanilla combine in this elegant and refined straw yellow white wine.
Terre Nere Etna Rosso
A ruby red, harmonic wine with excellent flavour and structure, reminiscent of red fruits and balsamic.
Terre Nere Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana
Elegant wine holding subtle notes of red fruit and minerals.
Terre Nere Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo
Intensely ruby red wine, complex flavour of red fruits, herbs and berries.
Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola
A full bodied, Burgundy style red wine with deep and complex flavours. Earthy and mineral notes abound.
Terre Nere Etna Rosso Prephylloxera
Concentrated yet harmonic red wine, this elegant bottle is a complex number featuring plenty of fruit and spice flavours.
Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santa Spirito
Full of ripe fruit flavours and light spices, this wine is an elegant and complex example of what Mount Etna can provide.