Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato DOC 2022, Sicily, Italy

Appellation: Etna Rosato DOC. Production area: Municipalities of Castiglione di Sicilia and Randazzo. Grapes: Nerello Mascalese. Soil: volcanic, mixed from various vineyards. Esposure: North side of Etna, from 600 to 800 meters above sea level. Age of the vineyards: from 25-60 years. “I produced this wine for the first time in 2007, for my daughter Elena. The attraction of pink to girls is well known, particularly at the venerable age of 3. And the extraordinary versatility of Nerello, I soon discovered, was just what was needed. Not an easy wine to make. Indeed, quite the opposite: balance is sought on tiptoe. The Platonic ideal, at least as I see it, if I am allowed to express myself so, would be the rosato that has the body of a white and the soul of a red. However, this is what I am looking for: a wine that is joyful without being frivolous; that has tension without being austere. And I feel we are close”. Marco de Grazia – winemaker. This ros? is bright, even nervous, but never superficial. The joy it conveys is refined, with the ability to wonderfully refine over time. Not that there is any reason to age it. But, as it ages, it is surprising to discover its freshness combined with an unexpected complexity in a ros?.