Girolamo Russo Rosato 2019
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.
Harvested from San Lorenzo 's lower slope at around 700 m.
Copper-tinged pale pink. Lovely nose and flavours of fresh red berries and herbs. Sweet spices, fresh bright red fruit, and very concentrated.