The Tornatore family have been tending vines on the slopes of Mt Etna since 1865. Located in the village of Castiglione di Sicilia, the modern Tornatore winery was opened by Giuseppe Tornatore in 2010. A successful businessman, Giuseppe was able to acquire numerous parcels of vines during the early 2000’s. Today the estate consists of 46 hectares of vines planted between 550 to 700 meters above sea level on the cool northern slopes of Europe’s most active volcano.
The Tornatore Etna Bianco is made from Carricante grapes harvested from 5 to 11 year old vines. Fermented in INOX tanks, it was aged 6 months in stainless steel & cement tanks. This is how the winery describe this wine – “Tornatore Etna Bianco has a striking straw-yellow color with reflections of green. Intensely aromatic and focused on the palate, the wine has fruit notes of grapefruit, white peach, melon and tangerine that are framed by hints of fresh-cutgreen herbs, oyster shell and slate. This is a wine of great depth and complexity that finishes with refreshing salinity and zesty acidity.”