Etna. The wines of the Volcano
14x21,4, ISBN 978-88-7751-463-9,
ill. - Cod: 202003
Every bottle of wine is a book to be carefully read. We should know
the author, the setting and when it was written. From each bottle we will
always changing story, which can be constantly traced back to the
territory, vines and
culture of the women and men who produced it. Before evaluating or
wine, as we should do with people, we need to study the bottle we are
must let knowledge take precedent over judgment. Knowing helps us
carry out a solid assessment. A fine wine is a balanced and complex wine.
and harmony in a wine are something intrinsic, immediately perceived by all
This includes hearing, as every wine poured into the glass has its own
perceptions come from far away the grapes, vineyard, vine, environment
and soil), people (individuals and culture). A balanced vine, with the
surface ratio, adapted to the environment and in keeping with the woman or
cultivates it, can only give a harmonious and complex wine.
It is impossible to define what a quality wine is. This would be like
defining or finding
a flawless man or woman. Our way of being, as well as wine, is relative. It
the environment (the area) where you live, your past (vineyard and
present (the vintage), your culture (the winegrower, the winemaker), a
moment (winemaking) as well as the future (refining and ageing).
There are two types of wine: the wine of a person and the wine of people.
has a lifetime associated with a person, while the latter depends on a
territory, and goes beyond, outliving a single man or woman.
Wine from Mt. Etna means wine of the people.
Premise, Salvo Foti Preface, Rocco Di Stefano Between history and
The palmento of Mt. Etna The etnean Alberello beauty and excellence
antique winemaking traditions of Etna Bygone stories I Vigneri The
environment of Mt. Etna Contrade and faces of Mt. Etna Current
Climate change Viticulture and the environment Wine, humankind and
Etnas indigenous grapes Etnas verticality Minerality Ancient
vineyards and new
technology for high-quality wines The products of Mt. Etna Notes