Tenuta delle Terre Nere Prephylloxera La vigna di Don Peppino Etna Rosso 2010 (4.6/5)


Integrity5
Balance5
Complexity4
Persistence4.5
Hedonism4.5

Notes: It appears medium ruby with good legs. On the nose it's clean, med+ intensity, strawberry and plums, redcurrants, spicy and mineral. Very poised and beautifully pure. On the palate is dry, with very balanced acidic backbone, med+ tannins, med+ alcohol, medium+ body with  good concentration of flavor. Med+ to Long finish. Compared to Santo Spirito 2010, I found this with greater balance and magnificent acidic structure (probably due to "piede franco" vines) and greater purity and  persistence. On the other side, Santo Spirito 2010 appears a bit more complex at this stage offering more flinty/smoky and underbrush notes that go to enrich the bouquet's spectrum. Both are great wines, but Santo Spirito comes at one third of the Prephylloxera price.
Very Good quality, Drink Now but will improve. Premium Price. Nerello Mascalese, Etna, Sicily, Italy.


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