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Tenute Nicosia - Monte Gorna Cru Wines 'Vecchie Viti'

These wines are produced from the best grapes grown on the lava terraces of the Monte Gorna vineyard. The low yields in the vineyard, the hand-picking and the careful selection of the grapes give life to these very complex and elegant wines. The volcanic terroir gives them the typical mineral character. The long ageing includes a passage in french oak barriques of 24 months for the red wine and 12 months for the white wine, which contributes to enrich their flavour profile.

Monte Gorna Cru Wines 'Vecchie Viti'

Riserva Etna Rosso

DOC Etna

This reserve red wine is produced from the best grapes grown on the lava terraces of the Monte Gorna vineyard. The blend is made predominantly of Nerello Mascalese grapes, the main native variety of Etna. The volcanic terroir gives this wine a unique character and a great minerality. The low yields in the vineyard, the hand-picking and the careful selection of the grapes make our Monte Gorna Riserva Etna Rosso a very elegant wine. The ageing for almost 4 years, with a passage of 24 months in barriques, results in a very complex flavour profile.

Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese 100%

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

Maceration: cold maceration for 24 hours

Fermentation: on the skins follows for 3 weeks at a controlled temperature of 22°C

Ageing: aged in French oak barrique for 24 months and in the bottle for at least 12 months

Alcohol content: 13,5% vol.

Colour: ruby red with garnet highlights

Nose: floral hints, spicy notes and scents of licorice, rose hips, dried fruits; a very complex flavor profile that evolves further into the glass in elegant tertiary aromas.

Palate: on the palate displays an intact freshness and soft tannins, not yet entirely tamed; an elegant, structured, harmonious taste with a long finish

Food Pairings: mature cheese, tagliatelle with Porcini mushrooms, ragout of white meat, game birds.

Serving temperature: 16-18°C.

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AWARDS & GUIDES

  • Awards

    The WineHunter Award 2021 - Merano WineFestival

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva Vecchie Viti ’14

    The WineHunter Award - Gold

  • Guides

    Vitae AIS 2021 - Associazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva Vecchie Viti ’14

    Quattro Viti

  • Guides

    Tastevin 2021 - Associazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’14

    Tastevin 2021 AIS Award

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2021 - Gambero Rosso

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva Vecchie Viti ’14

    Due Bicchieri

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2021 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva Vecchie Viti ’14

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2020 - Gambero Rosso

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’13

    Tre Bicchieri

  • Guides

    Vitae AIS 2020 - Associazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’13

    Tre Viti

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2020 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’13

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Slow Wine 2020 - Slow Food

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’13

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2020

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’13

    90 points

  • Guides

    Vinibuoni d’Italia 2020 - Touring Club

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’13

    Tre Stelle

  • Guides

    Guida Essenziale ai Vini d'Italia 2020 - Doctor Wine di Daniele Cernilli

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’13

    Selected wine

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    James Suckling Ranking 2019

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’13

    93 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    Winescritic.com Ranking 2019

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’13

    93 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    The Wine Advocate Robert Parker Ranking 2019

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’13

    87 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    Etna Wine Library 2020 - The Best 30 Etna Red

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’12

    The Best 30 Etna Red

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2019 - Gambero Rosso

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’12

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2019 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’12

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Slow Wine 2019 - Slow Food

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’12

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2019

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’12

    Selected wine

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    The WineHunter Award 2019 - Merano WineFestival

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’12

    The WineHunter Award Red - Bollino rosso

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    James Suckling Ranking 2018

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’12

    Due Bicchieri

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2018 - Gambero Rosso

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Rosso Riserva ’11

    Selected wine