TERRAZZE DELL ETNA
Nestled into the slopes of Mt Etna, Terrazze dell’Etna has a distinctive mineral aspect to its wines. The indigenous red variety is Nerello Mascalese, its wines generally light in colour with vibrant acidity. The terraces were established in the 1800s, with current owner, Nino Bevilacqua, purchasing the property in 2006 and transforming it into one of the area’s most sought-after producers. Everything is done by hand, with no irrigation other than what drains down off the mountain itself. Thanks to the harsh volcanic ground, the viticulturalist needs to cut the roots of the sometimes century-old vines to stop them growing sideways.
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Petit Verdot, Carricante