The winning exception

North exposure is usually not the most optimal choice for a winegrower, but there are exceptions! One of these is the North slope of Etna where, on the contrary, wines of international prestige are produced.
The Northern is the coolest side of the volcano, thanks to the constant breezes that blow from the Nebrodi valley which, ensuring important temperature ranges between day and night, allows the optimal ripening of the indigenous grapes
and the enhancement of the profile aromatic; moreover the proximity of the Alcantara river valley guarantees constant humidity.
This pic shows that in this part of Mt. Etna the black volcanic lands downstream mix with the white sandstone lands that come from the hills. That’s why we decided to bet on this side of the volcano!