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Apr
23

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Prephylloxera “La Vigna di Don Peppino” Etna Rosso 2013

Etna’s volcano wines are no longer a secret. Top wines, like this Don Peppino from 130+ year old prephylloxera vines, are not cheap. Despite this increasing fame and pricing, the

Apr
21

Fattorie Romeo del Castello Allegracore Etna Rosso 2009

Etna is a hobby of mine. An indigenous grape (Nerello Mascalese) with the complexity and character of a level equivalent to the best Pinot Noir along with ancient (sometimes pre-phylloxera)

Jan
19

Girolamo Russo San Lorenzo 2009 Etna Rosso

Girolamo Russo is a very small producer (as in just over 1000 cases total production) working with the amazing vineyards of Mount Etna at its indigenous grapes Nerello Mascalese and

Feb
26

Trinoro Passopisciaro 2005

Today we have another peak at some of the fascinating wines being made in Sicily’s still active volcano Mount Etna. While we don’t yet have access to many of the

Jan
23

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso “Feudo di Mezzo” Il Quadro delle Rosso 2006

It seems like I’m on a southern Italy kick. I will finish off the Languedoc profile soon, but I had to share my impressions of this wonderful and unique wine