Robert Parker – Santo Spirito 2011

2011 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito
A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from Etna, Sicily, Italy,
Review by Monica Larner # , #212 (May 2014)
Rating: 95
Drink 2016 – 2028
Cost: $40-$45

The 2011 Etna Rosso Santo Spirito is slightly softer and more expansive when compared to the other single-vineyard expressions from this estate. Tannins have been incredibly well-managed and integrated within the bolder, darker quality of fruit on display. The 2011 vintage presents upfront and accessible characteristics that bode well for medium-term consumption. Drink 2016-2028. 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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