Girolamo Russo, Etna Rosso A Rina 2020Regular price $34.00 Save $-34.00
Variety: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Giuseppe Russo left his native Sicily for a time, trained as a pianist and music teacher, and studied literature. But when his father, Girolamo, died, Giuseppe returned in 2005 to make “the best wines (I) can in this exceptional, often challenging but uniquely beautiful area.” Although the Russo family calls the area in and around Passopisciaro home, it is an interesting and dynamic place that is attracting winemakers from the all over the world. The Russos have 26 hectares of land, 15 planted to vineyards and the rest to olives and hazelnut groves. Their vineyards are on the north face of Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna, in the north-eastern corner of Sicily.
'A Rina' comes from various contradas, notably San Lorenzo, Feudo, Calderara Sottana, Feudo di Mezzo. Vines range in age from 20 to 100 years old. Ageing is done between oak and concrete for about one year.