Eduardo Torres Acosta Versante Nord Bianco 2016 - Sicily
Bottle size: 750ml
Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.
Eduardo organically farms 5-6 different parcels of field-blend white varieties on the north face or versante nord of Mt. Etna at elevations ranging from 550 to 950 meters. A majority of the wine consists of the rare native white Minella; the rest included other local varieties Catarratto, Carricante,Grecanico and Inzolia. Grown is sandy soils rich in volcanic ash, the alberello vines average 45-50 years in age. The bunches are hand-harvested, destemmed, co-fermented spontaneously with yeasts in concrete tank without temperature control; maceration varies from 2-5 days. Aging takes place in a combination of Slavonian oak botti, tonneau and barrique for 6-8 months.
Eduardo Torres Acosta, a young winemaker from the Canary Islands, first began working with vines in Tenerife where his father (a local postman) had a small plot of land. In 2012 Eduardo moved to Sicily, where he interned at Azienda Arianna Occhipinti (you may have heard of her.) Soon thereafter he got a job as the enologist at Azienda Passopisciaro, one of the pioneers of Etna's new wave of producers. Despite Eduardo’s "outsider" status, he managed to rent several fine parcels on Etna from locals. Up until the 2017 vintage, the grapes were harvested and then trucked to Arianna Occhipinti’s estate in Vittoria. Since the winemaking facility is not on Etna, the wines were not allowed DO status and simply carry the IGT Terre Siciliane designation. Eduardo was able to convert a small Etna garage into a winery, so this may well change with the release of the 2018's.
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