Tornatore Calderara Etna Rosso DOC 2019
  • Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese
  • Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2.00 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14.50% alc./vol

Tornatore Calderara Etna Rosso DOC 2019

Sicily, Italy
Regular price $102.95per bottle ($617.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Structured & Mineral

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A breakout star in the Etna DOC of Sicily, Tornatore has become one of the region's largest and most respected wineries. Established back in 1865, the estate continues to be run by the same family who have acted as the faithful custodians of the land for generations. Tending to high altitude vineyards on the north side of the active volcano, the conditions are ideal for indigenous grape varieties to thrive. The wines are distinctive bottlings which encapsulate the essence of Mount Etna and effortlessly reveal the unique characteristics that make the region one to watch.

Connoisseurs of Etna wines recognize Contrada Calderara as a top cru, known for its unique soil of black pumice and basalt from ancient lava flows. Covered with large heat-retaining stones, this area, aptly named Calderara (or caldron), releases stored heat during cool nights, allowing the grapes to capture the soil's minerality, resulting in transparent and vibrant wines.

Intense aromas of morello cherry, pomegranate, and wild blackberry meld with subtle hints of baked earth and scrubland undergrowth on the nose. The palate reveals striking balance, alternating between firm tannins and sweet, red fruits that integrate perfectly with the oak. The mineral nuances of lava stone and saline quality that linger on the nose assert themselves boldly alongside the ripe fruit flavours. This wine displays great structure and promises longevity.

An ideal pairing for stewed red meats, grilled meats and mature cheeses.

About the Winery

Azienda Agricola Tornatore

Out of a Sicilian family heritage that traces back to the 17th century, the Tornatore’s Mount Etna wine ventures began in 1865. Today the family’s operations are headed by Giuseppe Tornatore, a businessman whose expertise led to the acquisition of some of the region’s finest north-facing vineyards in the early 2000’s. That heritage and the Tornatore’s profound respect and understanding of the land is showcased in wines that capture the essence of Etna, deftly balancing concentrated flavors, complexity, freshness and refinement.

The company lies in the northern side of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The soils have volcanic origin and were created through the disintegration of lava, ash and stones from previous volcanic eruptions. The climate on the northern side of the Etna is characterized by mild temperatures, and more rain fall reflecting the influence of the Volcano. The combination of soil, climate and the skill of the winemakers, have made the northern slope of Etna an ideal area for the production of high-quality wines. “Our vineyards and our winery are only a few kilometers from our family home. Our entire family is rooted there. We have the greatest respect for this region, and we believe we have a responsibility to be stewards of Etna and to reflect its distinct character in our wines.” - Giuseppe Tornatore

Press Reviews

James Suckling

96 Points

A perfumed nose with grapefruit, brambleberries, stones, herbs, savory spices and dried flowers. Medium- to full-bodied with silty tannins. It’s harmonious and textured with bright acidity. Pristine and transparent with a succulent core of berries at the center and vibrant energy throughout. Mineral and authentic. Precise finish with excellent length. Drink or hold.