Despite the looming presence of Europe’s highest active volcano and the labor-intensive terraced vineyards, Etna currently is one of Italy’s most exciting wine regions. Etna is not only drawing attention to Sicily but is in great company with some of the best wines in the world. It’s no wonder that young Sicilian winemakers are making a stake on Etna, embracing agriculture and quality wine production over quantity. They are breathing life and personality into distinctive Etna wines.
So why all the buzz about Etna? It’s impossible to point to any one factor. Likely it’s the volcanic soil and extraordinary climate but also an increased love and interest in the native grape varieties that have existed on Etna’s terraced vineyards for centuries. Whatever the reason may be, Etna wines appeal to wine novices and connoisseurs alike.
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