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.