92 Points - "Dark red. Strong stony minerality currently overshadows aromas of red cherry and raspberry. Penetrating and vibrant on the palate, with red berry and mineral flavors displaying noteworthy purity and complexity. Lingers long on the youthfully chewy finish, which features a bright mineral overlay and a violet topnote. This cru is located at roughly the same altitude as Feudo di Mezzo but the soil is extremely gravelly. It's almost always the most Burgundian of Terre Nere’s many crus and it’s no different this year. Only about 800 meter walk away from the Feudo di Mezzo Quadro delle Rose vineyard, but the wines are a world apart." (Ian d'Agata, Vinous Media, Dec 2015)
Of all the crus of the Etna appellation, Caldera Sottana is by far the stoniest; the elevation is 600-700 metres. Sottana is a single vineyard wine produced only from vineyards between 50-100 years old.