Tenute Ballasanti – a new Etna adventure with deep roots

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, Italy, Organic, Sustainability

Tenute Ballasanti vines

Tenute Ballasanti – a new Etna adventure with deep roots Tenute Ballasanti is a young wine venture, yet one with deep roots. It’s on the eastern slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, rising above the Ionian Sea. Some years ago, I wrote about Mount Etna, covering the native grape varieties, unique terroir, and their renaissance in wine growing. The article …

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Passorosso – the quintessential Etna Rosso

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Passorosso Etna Rosso DOC 2018

Passorosso – the quintessential Etna Rosso Mount Etna, while never quiescent, has recently had the most violent eruptions of the past fifty years. Yet, as my previous articles¬†about Etna demonstrate, this destructive power is also life giving. Today, Etna produces magnificent wines from its unique vineyards. Etna’s reputation has been re-established over the last twenty years and now ranks with …

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