Last night, Mount Etna erupted for 2 hours. Mount Etna is Europe’s most active volcano, replenishing the region’s soil every few years with hot lava music.
The black volcanic soil filters the strong flavours of grapes ripened under the Sicilian sun. This makes the wines from Mount Etna powerful, yet distinctly soft with a mineral taste.
Technical information: Mount Etna DOC
Red Grape Varieties: Nerello mascalese, Nerello mantallato
White Grape Varieties: Carricante, Catarratto bianco
Red: Etna Rosso DOC 2007, Cantine Nicosia, Sicilia (80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Mantallato)
White: 2009 Planeta Carricante, Mount Etna, IGT Sicilia