Etna, Sicily, Italy.
Creamy rich texture, balanced by yellow fruits and a long finish.
Grapes: Carricante (100%)
Ungraphted bush vines, sandy volcanic soil, 50% ancient pre-phylloxera vines. There is nothing used in the vineyards except copper/sulfur mix. No fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides are used. The grapes are harvested by hand at the end of September until mid-october.
Fermentations are done in open oak vats, without enzymes or thermal control (the nights by this time of year are quite cold). There is very little sulfur used on the grapes or must, if at all. Racking and bottling are done under lunar cycle. The wines are bottled with little or no filtration.