In 2000, Andrea Franchetti found himself looking at the ruins of an ancient vineyard on the northern slopes of an active volcano in Sicily.
Taken with the rare combination of altitude and soils that Mount Etna offered, he, along with his contemporaries, set about rejuvenating these 100+-year-old vineyards. And slowly, piece by piece, the modern Etna wine scene was born.
The winery sits in a spectacular setting at 1000m asl above the town of Passopisciaro. The focus on the native grape Nerello Mascalese, of which they make six different iterations. Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, and Cesanese d’Affile are also planted.