Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato

Sophisticated Joy
June 1, 2018

 

Rainbow over Vineyard

       The new vintage of Etna Rosato is here and will sell out quickly. The summer was warm on Etna so this year’s version is a little bit richer than usual. The balance and texture are fantastic. This is what owner Marc de Grazia has to say:

“ Nerello Mascalese, wonderfully versatile grape, proved to be just the right stuff. Not an easy wine to make, however. In fact all the opposite. In trying to find balance, you walk a thin line. The Platonic ideal, as I see it, would be the rosé that has the body of a white and the soul of a red, if that makes any sense. Anyway, that’s what I’m looking for: a wine that’s joyful without being frivolous; that has tension, but is not austere. And I feel we come close. Our Etna Rosato is bright and vibrant, but never superficial. The joy it delivers has sophistication. I’ve found out that it ages beautifully. Not that there is any reason to age it. But when it does, the complexity is quite unexpected and remarkable in a rosé. Fish, poultry, soups, pasta, prosciutto and cantaloupe, figs and salame, bread and olives and cheese. You name it.”

 

2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Rosato: Bright pink. Cherries, roses and strawberry with a whiff of orange essence. Richly textured and well balanced. Very Good Plus to Excellent 21.99/bottle

 

Special six pack: 6 bottles of the above for a special price of $119 (Pick up only)

Special case: 12 bottles of the above for a special price of $225

 

Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: peter@federalwine.com

 

Please pass this on to any friends who are wine enthusiasts.

 

           - Peter Hemenway