The vines are planted on a combination of soils, pebbles, gravel and volcanic ash. The altitude allows for a significant day time temperature swing. This allows the grapes to reach full ripeness but keeps the mouth-watering freshness for which the wines from Etna are famous. The soul of the silent volcano, unexpected and incandescent, gives life to perpetual movement. A force of nature that is irrepressible and seductive, and an expression of a unique terroir.

93 Points
Wine Advocate
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
Mountain climate in a warm region, alternating a few snowflakes with days of warm air. Etna always reserves some surprises, then spring arrives with a slight delay compared to the rest of the island. Nerello Mascalese germinates slowly, with a total awakening of the plant only after a couple of weeks. The older vines have a constant trend, the younger ones are more sensitive to heat and rain. Summer is always intense and hot, long and with high heat peaks. Every day, the lava soils cool down quickly and allow the plants to enjoy the temperature range. The harvest is as always late, in October, and this 2019 has allowed the growth of healthy and ripe grapes, the result of hard work and of the volcanic territory. The altitude masters and influences the taste of the aromatic and fresh grapes at the same time, a truly unique combination of colors and flavors.
Tasting Note
Intense ruby red in color, with garnet hints. On the nose, the wine expresses floral notes with delicate and intense violet notes. On the palate it's a harmonious and well-defined wine with elegant tannins and a sapid and mineral persistence.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with red meats and grilled mushrooms.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nerello Mascalese
PH: 3.65
ACIDITY: 5.15 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: 14 months in barrels and torneaux
Unique Selling Points
  • Rich with mineral characteristics that speak to the lava that illuminates Mount Etna
  • Soils are enriched with pebbles, gravel and volcanic ashes
  • Night/day temperatures vary benefiting the phenolic maturation of the grapes
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