Tornatore: Wines from Etna Volcano Mixed Case
  • Mixed Cases
  • Carricante, Nerello Mascalese
  • Sustainable, Volcanic
  • Dry
  • 750ml

Tornatore: Wines from Etna Volcano Mixed Case

Sicily, Italy
Regular price $361.80per case
12 bottles per case
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Only 10 items in stock!

This Mixed Case includes 6 bottles of Tornatore Etna Bianco 2019 and 6 bottles of Tornatore Etna Rosso 2017.

Tornatore winery is one of the top and oldest producers in Etna, dating back to 1865. Their vineyards are located at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level on the north side of this active volcano.

Etna Bianco 2019.  This Etna Bianco is made with the indigenous grape Carricante aged in concrete vats. The wine offers pleasant hints of grapefruit, white peach and herbs on the nose. The palate has a lovely texture and freshness complemented by an extraordinary minerality.

Etna Rosso 2017.  Made with the indigenous grape Nerello Mascalese. ​The Etna Rosso has notes of red berries, morello cherry and black cherry on the nose. Mediterranean herbs and white pepper framed in glossy tannins and fresh acidity. The palate is characterized by a surprising fullness, flavour and persistence.

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About the Winery

Azienda Agricola Tornatore

Out of a Sicilian family heritage that traces back to the 17th century, the Tornatore’s Mount Etna wine ventures began in 1865. Today the family’s operations are headed by Giuseppe Tornatore, a businessman whose expertise led to the acquisition of some of the region’s finest north-facing vineyards in the early 2000’s. That heritage and the Tornatore’s profound respect and understanding of the land is showcased in wines that capture the essence of Etna, deftly balancing concentrated flavors, complexity, freshness and refinement.

The company lies in the northern side of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The soils have volcanic origin and were created through the disintegration of lava, ash and stones from previous volcanic eruptions. The climate on the northern side of the Etna is characterized by mild temperatures, and more rain fall reflecting the influence of the Volcano. The combination of soil, climate and the skill of the winemakers, have made the northern slope of Etna an ideal area for the production of high-quality wines. “Our vineyards and our winery are only a few kilometers from our family home. Our entire family is rooted there. We have the greatest respect for this region, and we believe we have a responsibility to be stewards of Etna and to reflect its distinct character in our wines.” - Giuseppe Tornatore

Press Reviews

Wine Enthusiast - Etna Rosso 2017

93 points

Aromas of red berry, rose, thyme and a whiff of camphor shape the fragrant nose. Sleek and graceful, the lithe, savory palate delivers juicy strawberry, crushed raspberry, Mediterranean herbs and white pepper framed in glossy tannins and fresh acidity. A mineral note evoking smoky flint lingers on the finish.

Decanter - Etna Bianco 2019

91 points

Made from 100% Carricante, with fine balance between minerality and fruit and hints of sweetness; full of white peaches, balsamic herbs and a refreshing citrus finale. A nicely direct wine. Drinking Window 2019 - 2024