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Tenuta delle Terre Nere

The estate is located in the municipality of Randazzo (metropolitan city of Catania) in the Italian wine-growing region Sicily, It was founded in 2002 by the brothers Iano and Marco de Grazia. The property comprises a total of 55 hectares of land. In addition to viticulture, olive trees are cultivated with 1,600 trees. The vineyards cover 45 hectares at 600 to 1,000 meters above sea level in Etna ash, of which 27 hectares are between 50 and 100 years old. The vineyards are divided into six areas (crus), that is Bocca d'Orzo, Calderara Sottana, Feudo di Mezzo, Guardiola, San Lorenzo and Santo Spirito.

Tenuta delle Terre Nere - Guardiola vineyards

130 hectares of vines that date from before are cultivated on one hectare of the Cru Calderara Sottana called “La Vigna di Don Peppino” phylloxera disaster come. Grapes are also bought from small, local winemakers. It will be the white varieties Carricante. Catarratto Bianco, Grecanico Bianco ( Garganega ) and Inzolia, as well as the red wine varieties Nerello Mascalese and Nerello cappuccio cultivated and processed. The environmentally friendly management of the vineyards has been carried out since 2010 according to certified guidelines of the Organic viticulture, A solar system provides 80% of the necessary energy.

Tenuta delle Terre Nere - winery building in the middle of vineyards

The extensive product range includes a total of 13 rosé, red and white wines, all as DOC Etna be produced and marketed. Depending on the type of wine you will be in Tonneaufass in the large wooden barrel or in Barrique expanded. The premium wines of the house are 18 months matured Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana, Etna Rosso San Lorenzo and the Etna Rosso Prephylloxera from very old vines. Around 300,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. 85% of these are exported to Norway, Sweden, England and Switzerland, as well as to Japan and the USA. The winery is a member of the Consorzio di Tutela dei vini dell'Etna.

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