2019 Girolamo Russo Etna Rosso Feudo Di Mezzo

Mt Etna, Italy

A very special old vine Nerello Mascalese from the slopes of Mt Etna.


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About the Wine

Feudo di Mezzo is one of the larger 'crus' on Mt Etna, but within this vineyard area Giuseppe Russo has a rather special small plot of super old Nerello Mascalese vines, over 100 years old.

In Giuseppe's hands they produce a deep brooding style of Nerello that needs air or age to fully show off. The fruit is darker, tannins plusher and the overall feel is one of intensity and delicate power.

One of the great vineyard sites in Sicily that deserves a spot in the cellar.

About Girolamo Russo

On the north face of Mt Etna, Giuseppe Russo tends to his century-old vineyard around the village of Passopisciaro with meticulous organic viticulture.

A former classical pianist, Giuseppe founded (and named) his estate in the memory of his late father Girolamo in in 2005.

The vineyards are planted high on lava flows of one of the world's most active volcanos; with mineral rich soils, juxtaposed with an arid, dry climate. As such, the wines of Etna showcase exceptional minerality, as the grapes grown here truly highlight the unique topography of the soils.

Each parcel of fruit is vinified individually, creating unique wines, each of which is a true representation of its origins.

Free-standing Nerello Mascalese bush-vines
Free-standing Nerello Mascalese bush-vines
Sicily, Italy
Additional Info

From the Importer

A wine with an intense fruity profile in which the typical notes of cherries and blackcurrants are complemented by aromatic and balsamic hints.

A strong wine with a texture of fine and elegant tannins that makes it extremely savoury and persistent in the mouth.

Blend : Nerello Mascalese, small amount of Nerello Cappuccio
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Giuseppe Russo
Giuseppe Russo
Mount Etna, Sicily
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"There's a tight bead of cranberry-like fruit and bright spice and orange-peel undertone. Medium-bodied with firm tannins and a long finish. The quality is evident, but this needs another year or so to meld better together. Try from 2023." - James Suckling


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