Girolamo Russo, Etna Rosso San Lorenzo 2016Regular price $65.00 Save $-65.00
Variety: Nerello Mascalese
Imagine owning vineyards on the foothills of an active volcano. Nutty though it may seem, to winemaker Giuseppe Russo, it’s just a way of life. Some lava flow is so recent you can’t even plant on it! The vineyards are very high nearing 800 feet above sea level, often using narrow terraces held up by stone walls. The vines must survive in these mineral-rich soils, which thrive considering there is often no rain in summer. Many of the vineyards are surrounded by olive and hazelnut groves, all whilst growing at the base of Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna.
The small production ‘San Lorenzo' is a singe cru, or contrada.
300 cases produced
8 Hectares, 750-780