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.

92 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2016 vintage
90 Points
2016 vintage
Harvest Note
2016 saw what could be described as the “perfect summer”. Rainfall was at a minimum and temperatures were not as hot as normal. These elements made for a perfect maturation, giving the red varietals great balance and structure.
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: 3.73
ACIDITY: 5.4 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
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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