Wine Enthusiast, April 2015
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Grande Esordio attribuito al Il Musumeci 2010 e 2012 dai curatori della Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2015.
Grandi Esordi sono definiti quei vini che, entrati in Guida per la prima volta, ottengono un punteggio uguale o superiore a 91 centesimi.
Wine Spectator, October 31, 2014
In “Renaissance in Sicily,” Alison Napjus focuses on the boom in popularity of the island’s wines. Due in large part to a small group of high-quality and dedicated vintners, Sicily has become a region where “wine culture is reborn, fueled by passion, perseverance and distinctive bottlings.”
Included in Napjus’ list of recommended reds and whites from Sicily:
TENUTA DI FESSINA Erse Etna Bianco 2012 – 89 points
TENUTA DI FESSINA Il Musmeci Etna Bianco Superiore 2012 – 89 points
“Lacy and mouthwatering, with a streak of salinity underscoring the flavors of ripe apricot, toasted almond, ground ginger and lemon preserves. Finely knit and elegant, this delivers a lasting mineral-driven finish.”
Beverage Media, October 2014
In “Sicily Erupts,” Margaret Shakespeare discovers the ancient winemaking region that, despite its long history, is still emerging in the marketplace and rediscovering its past. Also featured in the article are photos of vineyards from TENUTA DI FESSINA.
Chicago Tribune and other Tribune Newspapers, September 6, 2014
In “Tomatoes Call for Wine with Acidity,” Bill St. John recommends wines that beautifully match the flavor profile of the Italian staple, including:
TENUTA DI FESSINA Erse Etna Bianco 2012
“Named after the Greek god of sunrise and just as brightening for food, with lemon and pear aromas, a slight mineral note and gobs of cleansing acidity.”
August 16, 2014
In “Italy’s Islands Produce Noteworthy Wines,” Bill St. John looks at the wines of Sicily and Sardinia and recommends the following:
TENUTA DI FESSINA Erse Etna Rosso 2012
“Light-bodied but tannic red, mostly nerello grape, much like a Piedmontese nebbiolo; a red for heavy fish such as tuna.”
Wine Enthusiast, September 2014
TENUTA DI FESSINA Il Musmeci Etna Rosso 2009 – 90 points
“Spice, berry, earth, leather, tobacco and blue flower aromas lead the nose of this elegant wine. The ripe, round palate delivers fleshy black cherry and raspberry, accented by white pepper and cinnamon and framed by polished tannins.”