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Girolamo Russo 'Calderara Sottana' 2018

One of the most compelling wines from Mount Etna comes from Giuseppe Russo 

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.

arvested in the second week of October . 700 m Altitude. Aged in 1000 liter used tonneaux. Crushed Blackberry and balsamic notes. Dark, rich with ample of intense raspberry and red plum fruit, Stoney and sweet spice on the finish, the tannins are really fine on this .Fantastic expression of this cru and personally I feel the most "etna" expressive this year.