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Carlo Ferrini
Carlo, one of the world’s leading oenologists consults many Italian estates in their vineyard and cellar practices and is responsible for the success of many of these properties.

In 2010 he decided to buy a piece of land of 5000 mq on Etna.
It was a small piece of land with a small house made by “lava” stones.
There were many kind of plants, olive trees, cherries and obviously a lot of “alberello” plants of Nerello Mascalese. A small paradise !
The following years Carlo bought an additional 6 small parcels, one better than the other; very beautiful vineyards.
All parcels were cultivated from retired men from the area. Everyone had planted what was necessary for them to support themselves as well as what they liked.
It was in 2016 when Carlo decided to harvest his grapes and make his first wine from Etna.

Owner: Carlo Ferrini
Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini
Varietals planted: Nerello Mascalese
Total acres:
Soil: lava soil

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Wines labels & details

Nerello Mascalese

Nerello Mascalese 100%
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Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – June 2011

90 POINTS – 2008 Valle dell’Acate Il Moro, Nero d’Avola – “The 2008 Il Moro show the darker side of Nero d’Avola in its dark wild cherries, flowers, leather and licorice. It offers excellent length and fine overall balance. A final blast of ripe, juicy plums punctuates the finish.” ~Antonio Galloni

91 POINTS – 2010 Valle dell’Acate Zagra – “The 2010 Zagra is an unoaked blend of 70% Grillo and 20% Inzolia that totally conquers the palate with its finessed personality. Juicy apricots, peaches and jasmine are just some of the nuances that liner on the multi-dimensional finish. When Sicilian whites are on they cam be stunning, as is the case here.” ~Antonio Galloni

91 POINTS – 2010 Valle dell’Acate Frappato – “The 2010 Frappato is a gorgeous wine endowed with expressive inner perfume, sweet red fruit and an impossibly long, silky finish. It shows terrific depth on the palatae, but some of the wine’s more feminine qualities will be emphasized if it is served slightly chilled during the warmer months when it is sure to provide much pleasure.” ~Antonio Galloni

92 POINTS – 2008 Valle dell’Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria – “The 2008 Cerasuolo di Vittoria is 70% Nero d’Avola (aged in oak) and 30% Frappato (aged in steel), a marriage that works beautifully. The Frappato adds freshness and verve to the dark fruit of the Nero d’Avola. Menthol, licorice and spices develop on the mid-palate and finish, adding further complexity. This is another marvelous wine from Valle dell’Acate.” ~Antonio Galloni