From the northern slopes of Mount Etna, and a charismatic wine producer, comes this beautiful red wine that mostly showcases the local grape variety nerello mascalese, but also contains a loose mix of nerello cappuccio and perhaps alicante, garnacha and other varieties.
Many notes make the orchestra, or something like that. This producer works with a couple of significant parcels of vines, ranging from 35-years-old to 50-plus. The wine is tightly wound, grippy with pumice-stone-like tannnis and delivers a shy, but wholly satisfying dark fruit and spice experience. It's a serious wine but also seriously delicious. It drinks a charm now, all pent up and rugged as the best Etna wines go, but should do well over a decade in cellar too.