Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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o ver a decade ago, renowned importer m arc de g razia set out to prove that point, and with the 2014 vintage, many believe that he finally has. With vineyards that sit at some of the highest elevations for red wine grapes in e urope, m arc de g razia culls his fruit from soils influenced by volcanic eruptions that have taken place over thousands of years. t he vines, primarily n erello m ascalese, are between 40-50 years old–and are in some cases pre-phylloxera (not grafted onto American rootstock). We have watched the wines of t erre n ere grow in both stature and popularity, but with the 2014 vintage, which is thought to be his best ever, they have taken on a new level of depth, intensity and structure. ✦ Tenuta delle Terre Nere Calderara Sottana Rosso e tna Sicily 2014 W e 92 » $37 "...menthol and exotic spice come together in the glass... full-bodied...assertive, close-grained tannins." (1555122) Tenuta delle Terre Nere e tna Rosso Santo Spirito 2014 W e 93 » $37 "...structure and finesse...full-bodied palate...mature black cherry, raspberry, licorice...hint of Asian spice." (1528020) Terre Nere Santo Spirito Le v igne Niche Bianco 2014 JS 95 » $35 " g rand cru stuff here. g reatest white ever from e tna?" (1552042) The wines of Terre Nere hail from the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna, on the side of an active volcano. It's here that many believe Sicily will show that it can make wines of elegance, depth and refinement. Wines o F e ar T h, Wind and Fire i t A l Y : s i C il Y

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