Perhaps today’s the greatest buzz in Italian wine comes from Etna. With its prized volcanic soils, its high elevation and unique grapes, it seems every notable Italian winemaker is rushing to Etna to make the next great Etna wine, albeit from a region and in a terroir they know little about.
Quietly watching this newfound excitement for their region is the Scilio family who has been producing wines on Mount Etna’s northeastern slope since 1815. They understand Etna and its unique terroir as few others do. The family has long made wines using native varieties Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Carricante and Catarratto, and tasting these beautifully crafted estate wines full of finesse, elegance and complexity one can understand the excitement for this region.
Salvatore Scilio explains that old vines (some as old as 65+ years) grown at 2,300 feet in volcanic soils naturally results in low yields. And, growing grapes organically means the vines are rooting deeper and extracting more nutrients. The result is honest, delicious, terroir-driven wines with great character. They are a reflection of the Scilio family and we are thrilled to offer them to you.
Please contact us to taste these wines.