Pietradolce hits two wine trends square on: undiscovered wine regions and volcanic wines. But don’t be put off if it sounds a little too earnestly trendy, as this is a great wine, especially if you’re a fan of Barolo or spicy Pinot Noirs.
Mount Etna is really gaining a reputation for great wines, and could well be the next big thing in Italian wines. Even though Sicily is something of a wild west for (relatively) unregulated winemaking, Pietradolce keep it classic with local variety Nerello Mascalese. They even bush train the vines - an unusual, but traditional, method of viticulture.
Cherries, violets, cranberries, raspberries - the fruit flavours in this wine are vibrant, pretty much leaping out of the glass. Beneath that, there’s a hint of volcanic smoke and typically Italian spice notes. This is certainly a light wine, but it’s got a punch of flavour that’s well above its weight.
Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese
Winemaking method: Organic