Etna’s Eruption (Wine Spectator)

Driving along the northern flanks of Sicily’s Mount Etna some weeks ago, I noticed how much the wine scene there has changed in the past decade.

I’d come for the 11th edition of Contrade dell’Etna, a wine event that’s part barrel tasting of the recent harvest and part Sicilian party.

Etna was nowhere 10 or 11 years ago,” said Andrea Franchetti, founder of Passopisciaro winery and creator of the event, which opened early morning on the grounds of an ornate 19th-century villa. “Now producers come from Northern Italy to see what’s going on, and some start making wine. Continue reading “Etna’s Eruption (Wine Spectator)”

Franchetti Vertical… (Duvault Blochet)

Franchetti is an ever-oscillating blend of Petit Verdot (richness and depth) and Cesanese d’Affile (lift and elegance). It was a wine first made in 2005.

For me, the drinking window looks to be in the same zone as serious Barbera i.e 4-7 years after production.

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