2019 Tornatore "Pietrarizzo" Etna Rosso, Sicily, Italy

Ruby red, delicate and incredibly balanced on the nose, clear hints of red berries, flowers, perfectly integrated to a minerality and evolution worthy of a great wine. Great
structure on the mouth with a surprising drinkability and elegance



The Pietrarizzo Contrada, since the last century, is considered by the natives of this area, one of the finest cru. The grape variety used is Nerello Mascalese cultivated in terraces, vinified in cement tanks and aged in large wooden barrels. More than 1 year in wooden barrels and in cement tanks and about 3 months in bottle.


The beginning of the cultivation of the vine, with the production of wine, by the Tornatore Family dates back to 1865 when the great-grandfather of the current owner embarks on the agricultural activity. In 1910 Giuseppe, the current owner's grandfather, built a house with annexed millstone in Contrada Piano Fiera with adjacent 2 hectares of vineyard to which two more were added on the north side of Etna in the Piano Felci area at 1,000 meters above sea level. has always had a detailed knowledge of the territories of the town of Castiglione di Sicilia since the grandfather Giuseppe and uncle Giovanni were appointed cadastral indicators in the early 30s, accompanying the surveyor to detect particles, to define borders and names of districts. The construction of an oil mill annexed to the millstone dates back to that period, which was active in the various technological evolutions until the 1970s. A family, therefore, with deep roots in the territory of origin, which in subsequent generations has never neglected the attachment and respect of the same and of the traditions.


Grape(s) Nerello Mascalese
Farming Traditional