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Tenuta di Aglaea Mt Etna Wines

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The tiny estate of Tenuta di Aglaea in Sicily is now owned by long time wine professional Anne-Louise Mikkelssen; the winemaker is Nicola Centonze, named Sicily's best winemaker.
  • 2014 Tenuta Aglaea Bianco Sicilia (carricante) $49ea:Love at first sight for me with this wine! The nose is typically Italian-slightly-neutral in that mild melon/sweet apple kinda way, but in the mouth, it is something else... Glorious texture and flavours that are rich but dry and minerally, kept refreshing with a line of acid. Slighty waxy, honeyed finish; chardonnay fans will love this diversion. Importer notes: 'Carricante benefits from a long, slow ripening so is perfectly suited to the northern, relatively cooler side of Mt Etna.'
  • 2014 Tenuta Aglaea Etna Rosso 'Thalia' (nerello mascalese) $49ea: I loved the lithe, suppleness of this wine, and the mix of subtle sweet fruit, blood/iron notes and the savoury dryness to finish. Jancis Robinson on nerello mascalese: 'Important, noble Sicilian of particular significance around Etna... fresh acidity, red-fruit flavours, gentle tannins and an obvious nobility, making it possible to drink them young yet also capable of ageing gracefully.
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