75cl * Vegan * 14% ABV * Sicily, Italy
Not many wines can claim to be grown on the slopes of an active volcano but this one certainly can... and it's a famous one too - Etna.
Often touted as Italy’s answer to Burgundy, the wines of Etna made from the native Nerello Mascalese grape produce flavours not that dissimilar to Pinot Noir – such as sour cherry and wild strawberry, which in time become more savoury and spicy. The black lava and igneous rocks that make up soil are meant to give the wine a ferrous touch with notes of rhubarb and black pepper.
Serve it at about 16C-18C with rich pork dishes, Italian charcuterie or a gutsy pizza.