About The Wine
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.
There's a poetry that comes with making wine in a harsh, unforgiving place like Etna. If the volcano goes, everything could be gone in the blink of an eye. There's a fragility to it. It makes the wines all the more precious. Andrea's wines capture all that nervous energy with incredible purity and are now some of the most sought-after in the region.
The PassoRosso is a blend of Nerello Mascalese from different sites up and down Etna's slopes. It's a pure, nervy, mineral-driven wine of awesome charisma. It's a wine that couldn't come from anywhere else.