Estate: Australian Anna Martens began her winemaking career as an oenology student, followed by time on the winemaking team at Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Tuscany, and then 3 years in Passopisciaro on Mount Etna. In 2010, she founded ‘Vino di Anna’ along with her husband, Eric Narioo, founder of famed UK wine importing company, Les Caves de Pyrene. They farm organically, biodynamically and with minimal intervention. The vineyards are on the north slope of Mount Etna, 60-100 years in age, at 760-1200 meters in elevation.
Winemaking: “Half of the Grecanico together with the Grecanico Dorato was macerated for one week on the skins. The rest of the field grapes (Catarratto, Minnella Bianca, Carricante, Inzolia), in whole clusters, were immediately pressed into stainless steel. Alcoholic fermentation was spontaneous and without temperature control during which the two fermenting musts were mixed. The finished wine underwent malolactic fermentation and remained on the fine lees for 5 months before being bottled without refining or filtering. The minimal additions of S02 were made before bottling.”
Tasting Notes: Gold in colour, with aromas of yellow apple, lemon, ginger, honey and sea spray. Pear, apple, lemon and saline minerality are glossed by super light green tea tannins and fresh acidity. Citrus zest accents the smoky mineral finish.
Field blend of “Grecanico, Grecanico Dorato, Catarratto, Minnella Bianca, Carricante, Inzolia”
Bottled by Vino di Anna and Eric Narioo