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Tenuta delle Terre Nere

The winery 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 covers a total of 55 hectares of land. In addition to viticulture and olive cultivation is operated with 1,600 trees. The vineyards cover 45 hectares at 600 to 1,000 meters above sea level on Etna ash soils, of which 27 hectares are between 50 and 100 years old. The vineyards are divided into six areas (Crus), which are Bocca d'Orzo, Calderara Sottana, Feudo di Mezzo, Guardiola, San Lorenzo and Santo Spirito.

Tenuta delle Terre Nere - vineyard Guardiola

On one hectare of the Cru Calderara Sottana called "La Vigna di Don Peppino" are cultivated 130 year old vines, which are still from before the phylloxera disaster come. In addition, grapes are bought from small, local winemakers. It will be the white wine varieties Carricante. Catarratto Bianco, Grecanico Bianco ( Garganega ) and Inzolia, as well as the red wines Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio cultivated and processed. The environmentally friendly management of the vineyards has been carried out since 2010 according to the certified guidelines of the Organic viticulture, A solar system provides 80% of the necessary energy.

Tenuta delle Terre Nere - winery building surrounded by vineyards

The extensive product range comprises a total of 13 rosé, red and white wines, all as DOC Etna produced and marketed. They are depending on the type of wine in the Tonneaufass in the big 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. Every year, about 300,000 bottles of wine are produced. Of these, 85% 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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