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Tenute Nicosia - Contrade dell’Etna

The Nicosia “cru” wines of Etna come from the Monte Gorna and Monte San Nicolò estates, both located in the Trecastagni area, very close to the wine cellar. Two red wines and two white wines that authentically represent the great variety of expressions that the terroir and native vines of Etna can offer. These DOC wines are the demonstration that on the volcano each slope, each area, each vineyard can produce wines with different characteristics, giving unique and unrepeatable sensations.

Contrade dell’Etna

Organic Etna Rosso Monte Gorna

DOC Etna

The famous native Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes grown on high-elevation volcanic slopes of Mount Etna produce a rich and complex wine with a great minerality and flavoursome aromas such as red fruit, herbs, spices and liquorice. On the palate, this volcanic wine is well-balanced, with refined tannins and a long balsamic finish.

Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese 90% - Nerello Cappuccio 10%

Vineyards: the soil is volcanic, very rich in minerals, at an altitude of 700-750 m above sea level, with good range of temperature between day and night; training system: espalier spurred cordon

Raccolta: by hand into crates, in the mid-end of October

Fermentation: for approximately 10-15 days at a controlled temperature (24-26°C)

Ageing: mainly in stainless steel vats, 50% of the wine stays 5-6 months in barrique and 3-4 in large oak casks; the ageing is completed by a stay of 3-4 months in the bottle

Alcohol content: 13% vol.

Colour: ruby red with garnet highlights due to ageing

Nose: expressive and elegant with notes of red fruit, herbs, spices and liquorice

Palate: warm, robust and lingering with a pleasant balsamic finish

Food Pairings: flavourful pasta dishes, roasted game, grilled meats and semi-aged cheeses

Serving temperature: 16-18°C

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AWARDS & GUIDES

  • Guides

    Vitae AIS 2021 - Associazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Rosso C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’18

    Tre Viti

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2021 - Gambero Rosso

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Rosso C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’18

    Due Bicchieri

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2021 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Rosso C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’18

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2021

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Rosso C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’18

    89 points

  • Guides

    Vinibuoni d’Italia 2021 - Touring Club

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Rosso C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’18

    Tre Stelle

  • Wine competitions

    SWA - Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 (UK)

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’17

    Gold medal

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2020 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’17

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2020

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’17

    89 points

  • Guides

    Vinibuoni d’Italia 2020 - Touring Club

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’17

    Tre Stelle

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    James Suckling Ranking 2019

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’17

    92 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    Wine Enthusiast Ranking 2019 Panel Tasting by Kerin O’Keefe

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’17

    89 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    The Wine Advocate Robert Parker Ranking 2019

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’17

    88 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    Winescritic.com Ranking 2019

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’17

    91 points

  • Awards

    The WineHunter Award 2019 - Merano WineFestival

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’16

    The WineHunter Award - Bollino rosso

  • Guides

    Slow Wine 2019 - Slow Food

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’16

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2019 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’16

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2019

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’16

    Selected wine

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    James Suckling Ranking 2018

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’15

    93 points

  • Wine competitions

    Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso Biologico ’16

    Bronze medal

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2018 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’15

    Due Bicchieri

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2018 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso '15

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2017 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’13

    Due Bicchieri

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    Decanter Panel Tasting Etna Rosso (Decanter Magazine’s December 2016 issue)

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’13

    92 points

  • Wine competitions

    Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’13

    Bronze medal

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2016 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’12

    Due Bicchieri

  • Wine competitions

    Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’12

    Bronze medal

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2015 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’11

    Due Bicchieri

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2013 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso '10

    Due Bicchieri

  • Wine competitions

    Concorso Douja D’Or 2013

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’10

    Oscar Douja D'Or

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2012 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’09

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    I Vini d'Italia 2012 L’Espresso

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’09

    Selected wine

  • Wine competitions

    Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’09

    Bronze medal

  • Wine competitions

    International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’09

    Bronze medal

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2011 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’08

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Vinibuoni d’Italia 2011 - Touring Club

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’08

    Selected wine

  • Wine competitions

    Decanter World Wine Awards 2010

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’08

    Bronze medal

  • Wine competitions

    Mundus Vini 2010

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’08

    Golden medal

  • Wine competitions

    AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2010

    Fondo Filara Etna Rosso ’08

    Silver medal