Girolamo Russo "Feudo" Etna Rosso, Sicily 2018
The 2018 Feudo is composed of 96% Nerello Mascalese, 4% Nerello Cappuccio from a 70-year-old vineyard in Contrada Feudo in Randazzo at 650 m above sea level. Aged for 18 months in used tonneaux. Only 3,700 bottles made.
The Girolamo Russo estate was founded in 2005 by Giuseppe Russo, in memory of his late father. Their vineyards are planted 650-780 meters above sea level on the ancient lava flows of Mount Etna in Sicily. Ranging in age from 60-100 years old, they draw their minerals from underground volcanic water pockets. These water pockets also keep the vines hydrated during the intense Sicilian summer.
Everything is done by hand, and Giuseppe works the vineyards organically and makes the wines himself. He vinifies each parcel separately, seeking out their individual identities in a series of wines that reflect the diverse character of their terroirs.
Grape: Norello Mascalese