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. Continua a leggere “Etna’s Eruption (Wine Spectator)”

Quick Talk with Marco de Grazia from Terre Nere | wine commanders

Where do you see Etna in 5 years?I see a bright future, quality is improving and we are learning also the whites. Now there are 70 producers that bottle wine compared to 40, 2 years ago. So, I am very optimistic…

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