Robert Parker – Feudo di Mezzo 2011

2011 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo Il Quadro Delle Rose
A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from Etna, Sicily, Italy,
Review by Monica Larner # , #212 (May 2014)
Rating: 93
Drink 2017 – 2029
Cost: $50

The 2011 Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo Il Quadro delle Rose is among the more feminine and graceful of Marco-s single-vineyard expressions. It opens to a slightly lighter garnet hue (but not by much) and offers a steady progression of red flower, wild berry and wet earth aromas. The quality of the fruit is immensely pure and focused. Feudo di Mezzo is better suited to long-term consumption. The tannins are still youthful and nervous. Drink 2017-2029. Marco de Grazia-s influence on the wines of Etna looms as large as the massive volcano that dominates the landscape in this very special corner of Sicily. This bi-cultural Italian and American figure (with extensive influence in the wine world as an importer, producer and great connoisseur of Barolo and Barbaresco) has pretty much moved permanently to live on Etna. His daughter is enrolled in the local school and his winery is a happy meeting ground for many younger Etna winemakers who seek Marco-s advice and counsel. I have often observed how the newest generations of winemakers – the so-called -Etna Boys- – refer to Marco in paternal tones. Importers: A Marc de Grazia Selection, with various American importers including, De Grazia Imports,; Michael Skurnik Wine,; Classic Wine Imports,; Estate Wines,

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