Acosta Versante Nord Rosso 2016
80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% native varietals (white and red). 14% abv.
Eduardo Torres first began working with vines in his native Canary Islands, Spain. In 2012 Eduardo island-hopped to Sicily to intern with Arianna Occhipinti at her eponymous winery. Following this formative experience, he got his first winemaking job at Passopisciaro.
Versante Nord comes from two parcels- totaling 1.5 hectares on the cooler, north-facing side of Mt. Etna (hence the wine's name Versante Nord). Vinified in concrete and aged in Slovenian oak in Vittoria at Occhipinti. This is the 3rd vintage of this exciting wine.