Tornatore Calderara Etna Rosso DOC 2019
  • Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese
  • Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% alc./vol

Tornatore Calderara Etna Rosso DOC 2019

Sicily, Italy
Regular price $106.95per bottle ($641.70per case)
6 bottles per case

Powerful & Structured

A rising star in the Etna region, Tornatore is becoming one of the region's biggest and most respected wineries. Their vineyards are located at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level on the north side of this active volcano.

Connoisseurs of Etna wines know Contrada Calderara as one of the top cru, with a unique type of soil – a mixture of black pumice and basalt, the result of thousands of years of lava flows and volcanic deposits.

It is also covered with large stones that add to its heat-retaining capability and give it its name  – Calderara, or caldron. All that retained heat is released during cool nights, allowing the grapes to capture the minerality of the soils, resulting in transparent and vibrant wines.

One of these is the Tornatore Etna Rosso Calderara 2019 – a pristine expression of nerello mascalese from the northern part of Etna. It has a perfumed aroma, with notes of grapefruit, brambleberries, savory spices, wild herbs and flowers. It’s also aromatic, harmonious, complex and poised.

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.