ALL RED WINE CLUB

OCTOBER 2021

THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS, THE VOLCANOES, THE WINES.

Sicily is an iconic wonder of an island when it comes to so many delicious things but there are even more wonderful things to discover off of its coastline. More specifically, Mt. Etna steals the show with everything from world class wines to dramatic, and frequent, volcanic eruptions. But travel north to the small string of volcanic Aeolian Islands and you will find some very comparable gems that share similar stories as their more famous neighbor. 

Long only recognized for the Malvasia di Lipari sweet wines (which are incredible and clearly still worth seeking out) these tiny islands and their steadfast producers have more recently begun to truly reveal their potential for producing dry wines as well. With the enviable combination of cool sea air, volcanic soils and, of course, ample Mediterranean sunshine, these vines have all the right stuff in terms of producing high quality mineral driven showstoppers. 

These factors in abundance would also usually point to more producers trying their hands at this special terroir as well, like in Etna, but to say that viticultural real estate on the tiny islands of Lipari, Salina and Vulcano is limited would be a hilarious understatement. Trying these rare gems together is a truly exceptional treat.

 

– Kevin Wardell, October 2021

 

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE TASTING NOTES HERE.

BARONE DI VILLAGRANDE ETNA ROSSO

NERELLO MASCALESE
+ NERELLO CAPPUCCIO
Etna, Sicily, Italy 2019

CARAVAGLIO ‘NERO DU MUNTI’

CORINTO NERO
Salina, Sicily, Italy 2020

TENUTA DEL CASTELLARO
'OSSIDIANA'

CORINTO NERO + NERO D’AVOLA
Lipari, Sicily, Italy 2017

HAUNER ‘HIERA’

60% NERO D'AVOLA
+ 30% ALICANTE
+ 10% NOCERA Vulcano, Sicily, Italy 2017
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

And 10% off your next purchase. Pay no attention to the frog.

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