Monterosso Volcano Bianco DOC 2019, Etna, Sicily, Italy
Dry white wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Carricante from Etna, Sicily. 12.5% ABV. Organic
Made from organically grown Carricante from 70 year-old vines on the slopes of Mnt Etna and vinified in stainless steel. Delicate nose of lime citrus, herb and salt. Palate is complex and intense with a long and savory finish.
Producer Profile: Monterosso
Monte Rosso is a volcanic cone 600m above sea level formed during one of the most impressive and extensive eruptions of Etna on 15th July 1329. Its name derives from the red colour of the soil. Today, the centuries-old un-grafted vineyards on the slopes and within the extinct crater are still planted to the “Alberello” (Bush) training system with the classic chestnut wood stake, the traditional practice of Etna. Monte Rosso has come back to life thanks to three friends united by love for their native land – Aurelio Marconi, Giovanni Ferlito and Gianluca Strano. The philosophy behind the work in the vineyard is simple: return to the local winemaking traditions, respect nature and use sympathetic innovation. The Monte Rosso team have enabled the recovery of the vines on this ancient volcanic cone and today organic farming enables the wines to fully express the terroir of this one of a kind crater. They cultivate the indigenous Etna varieties Carricante and Nerello Mascalese.