Gorgeously mineral driven with red fruits and amaro complexity. A top volcanic red.
Sicilian reds have been making waves, especially those produced on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna. These are some of the most ethereal, mineral driven wines going around, and well worth exploring. A blend of 80% Nerello Mascalese with indigenous varieties. Similar to both Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir in structure, with pronounced Amaro and Mediterranean herb character. A must try.
Producer: Eduardo Torres Acosta
Region/Country: Etna, Sicily, Italy
Grape/s: Nerello Mascalese, Native Varieties
Production Method: Organic farming, wild fermentation with some whole bunches in cement tanks. 16 months in Slovenian oak botti. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Style: Ethereal, mineral driven and floral with smoky red fruit character
Pairing Suggestion: Grilled meats, vegetable dishes, pasta dishes
Variety: Nerello Mascalese
Profile: Highly regarded Nerello Mascalese is grown on the volcanic soils of Mount Etna in Sicily. It is capable of producing ethereal wines of freshness, minerality and earthy complexity. Nerello Mascalese wines often have a perfume reminiscent of those of the noble wines of Barolo and Burgundy.
Classic Regions: Etna (Italy)
Eduardo Torres Acosta
Eduardo moved to Sicily in 2012 to work harvest as an intern at Arianna Ochippinti’s cellar in Vittoria. He now divides his time between working at Pasopisciaro and running his own project. Eduardo is wholly committed to organic farming and does everything by hand.