1435 I Vigneri Etna Rosso (Salvo Foti)
I had this last year and have been able to get my hands on 4 bottles. One for me, 3 left for you :)
Mostly Nerello Mascalese with a few handfuls of Cappuccio, the initial aromas might remind you of Pinot, but a second sniff reveals a closer kinship to Nebbiolo. Either way, it’s a good starting point for the cherry, red petal, dark earth, and hints of white truffle that follow, along with whiffs of smoky ash. Medium-bodied with lovely red fruit and mineral flavors, along with just the right ping of acidic tartness.
The I Vigneri project spans over 30 hectares and many producers in Etna, with the team working the vines traditionally and Salvo helping to make the wines. This estate is Salvo's personal project along with his sons Simone and Andrea.