Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola 2017
|Region||Italy, Sicily, Etna|
|Brand||Tenuta delle Terre Nere|
Guardiola is particularly attractive. Always the tightest wine, the most difficult and sometimes askew when young, it still remains a favorite. It may be its focused intensity, the tension of a coiled spring; or the sense of austere purity it delivers; or the uniquely high-toned, almost stony bouquet. Or probably because all of the above together make for a wine of very powerful character. Of all crus it is the one requiring more time to release and relax. The sinew releases its tension just a bit, the tannins soften, the wine's authority remains. Pairs well with pork, steak, sausages, game, and braised meats.