The best red wines from volcanoes

Over the past few years, Etna's red wines have received numerous awards from the main Italian guides and from the most authoritative international magazines, winning the attention of enthusiasts. They have been the champions of a more general rediscovery of the great vocation of volcanic soils for viticulture. The soils of stones, sands and lapilli, scarce of organic matter, but very rich in mineral substances, have always proved to be perfect for the vine. In addition to the volcanoes of Etna, the Aeolian islands and Vesuvius, there are many other territories of our peninsula rich in soils of ancient volcanic origin, even if for millennia without eruptive activity, just think of the area of Gattinara or the ancient volcano of Vùlture. We have chosen a selection of the most representative reds of this particular type of wine, which will amaze you with their original personality and character.

Etna DOC Rosso Prephylloxera The Vineyard of Don Peppino 2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere

A unique and exceptional wine, which comes from very old Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia vineyards. It ages in barriques and tonneaux for 18 months and expresses dense, concentrated aromas of great harmony and elegance.

Etna DOC Rosso San Lorenzo 2015 Girolamo Russo

Vigna San Lorenzo is located near Randazzo at about 800 meters above sea level, on a rather recent sciara of porous soils, which rest on an ancient flow of the fifth century BC. The vineyards of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappello offer a wine with a refined profile , intense and spicy.

Etna DOC Rosso Arcurìa 2014 Graci

The vineyards of the Arcurìa district are located in the Passopisciaro hamlet, on the north-east side of the volcano. An elegant and silky masculese nerello in purity, which expresses fruity and balsamic aromas,

Etna DOC Rosso Aetneus 2010 The Vineyards - The Keepers of the Etna vineyards

The wine comes from centuries-old vineyards of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante, grown in Castiglione di Sicilia, on the north side of Etna. An austere and deep glass, of great persistence and length.

Etna DOC Rosso Passorosso 2015 Passopisciaro

The Nerello Mascalese grapes come from the vineyards of the Malpasso, Guardiola, Santo Spirito, Favazzo and Arcuria districts, on the north side of Etna. Berries, spices and balsamic scents, for a wine of great harmony and elegance.

Aglianico del Vulture DOC Title 2015 Elena Fucci

Elena Fucci is now a point of reference when she talks about Vùlture. The vineyards of the small Barile estate produce an intense and rigorous Aglianico, with great aromatic depth and persistence.

Aglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG Serpara 2012 Re Manfredi

A prestigious label, the result of the vinification of the grapes of the sunny Serpara cru. An Aglianico that expertly combines power, aromatic richness and elegance

Gattinara DOCG Tre Vigne 2011 Travaglini

We close with Tre Vigne, a pure nebbiolo from vineyards cultivated in Gattinara, on soils of ancient volcanic matrix rich in iron and minerals. After an aging of 40 months, of which 30 months in large Slavonian oak barrels and part in smaller woods, the wine delights the senses with rich and intense aromas of small red fruits, delicate spices and characteristic final flavor.


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