I Vigneri di Salvo Foti Etna Rosso 2018
This is exactly why the wine world is enamoured with the wines of Mount Etna. Fragrance, red fruits, red liquorice and florals served up with tobacco and a juicy palate. It’s predominately Nerello Mascalese with a pinch of Nerello Cappuccio. It’s biodynamic, foot crushed and aged in amphora. It’s all made in the incredible, traditional stone Palmento, the winery and home built on each family farm, in this case in the 1840s. These structures are something to behold, check them out -
I Vigneri is the soulful, considered and dedicated pursuit of Salvo Foti, and his sons. This oenologist and winemaker is instrumental in the recent renaissance of the wines of Mount Etna. There’s a very close relationship with the land, and a commitment to ensuring local people and craft are integral. The 7 hectares of close-planted bush vines are grown around the mountain, at varied altitudes from 500 to 1300 metres above sea level. It has become one of the most iconic and formative producers in this very exciting wine region.