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Girolamo Russo 'Feudo di Mezzo' 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.

This was harvested in the 3rd week of October and left to macerate for 16 days before pressing . Ripe aromas of red cherry, framboise and fresh plums. Voluptuous round and fleshy on the palate, but with plenty of harmonious acidity giving lift to the deep ripe flavors of red cherry & coffee notes . Firm but polished tannins provide a serious backbone on the long finish. Old Vine greatness