2020 Girolamo Russo 'Nerina'
Top tier Carricante from Mt Etna.
Since 2005, Giuseppe Russo has been organically farming his family's old vineyards, where many of the vines are around 100 years of age, and he is restoring the old cellar under his house. He has 15 hectares of vines on the Northern side of Etna around the town of Passopisciaro - considered the best part of the volcano for viticulture - and still sells off fruit from the youngest vines. He was part of the early wave of producers recognising the potential of the region, the indigenous varieties and traditional wines, and today makes some of the greatest wines on Mt Etna.
Delicious orchard fruit and spice combined with a fine mineral acid. Displaying a striking phenolic edge which gives way to a slightly honeyed, textural palate. Great depth and length, very Chablisesqe, but importantly completely delicious and vibrant.
70 % Carricante, Minnella, coda di volpe
'Floral, apricot, and ripe citrus notes. Ripe and delicious, medium-bodied on the palate with plenty of orchard fruit as well as ripe citrus flavours and Grapefruit peel. Honey notes and a fine phenolic grip on the long finish.' - Suppiler notes